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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 145

KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 12.79 g, 7h). Astibos or Damastion mint.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 145.
 Estimated: $ 500

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 12.79 g, 7h). Astibos or Damastion mint. Head of male right, wearing tainia / Warrior on horse rearing right, thrusting spear at enemy lying below who defends with shield. Paeonian Hoard 73 (same dies); Peykov E2260; AMNG III/2, 2; HGC 3, 148 var. (obv. type). Deep old collection tone. Good VF.

Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions V (9 December 1988), lot 81.

The obverse head on this particular issue is quite unlike the standard appearance of Apollo on most of Patraos’ issues, leading to speculation in most references that it is actually a portrait of the king. There is also a parallel within the coinage of Patraos' predecessor, Lykkeios, where a few known tetrobols have a portrait generally regarded to be that of the king rather than Apollo (see AMNG III/2, p. 201, 13).

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 13 May 2020 at 9 AM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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