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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 148. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Didrachm (8.38 g, 8h). Babylon mint. Lifetime issue, struck circa 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; M in left field, monogram below throne. Price 3603. Good VF, attractively toned, areas of minor roughness on reverse. Very rare.

From the Robert A. Weimer Collection. Ex Waddell II (12 September 1987), lot 110.

From the last issue of Alexander's lifetime coinage in the city where he died.