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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 169. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.85 g, 11h). Pella or Amphipolis mint; Zoilos, magistrate. Struck circa 211-197 BC. Helmeted head of the hero Perseus left, harpa over shoulder, in boss of a Macedonian shield / Club; monogram above and below; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. Mamroth, Philip 13-14 var. (extra monogram below); SNG München -; SNG Alpha Bank -. Near EF, toned. Rare variety.

Ex K.L. Chapman Collection; Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 598 (June 1968), no. A431 (£300).

The upper monogram on this issue is of the mintmaster Zoilos. The lower monogram is previously known only in conjunction with a second monogram below the club.