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1550029
155, Lot: 29. Estimate $750.
Sold for $732. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.08 g). Tarsos mint. Struck circa 298-295 BC. Nike on prow of galley left, blowing trumpet / Poseidon Pelagaios throwing trident left; monogram in circle to left, X to right. Newell 38. VF.



Newell cites only one specimen described with these controls (Publications of the American Society for the Excavation of Sardis., vol. XI, part I, no. 88) but mentions that it he had been unable to secure a cast or photograph of the coin, so that it remained unverified in his corpus.