E-Auction 41 Lot 17

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E-Auction 41 Lot 17

KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 B.C. AR tetradrachm. 14.18 gm. 23 mm. In the name and types of Philip II. Amphipolis mint. Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon, circa 320-317 B.C. Laureate head of Zeus right / Youth on horseback right, holding palm and reins; wreath below, Λ below raised foreleg. Le Rider - (cf. pl. 45, 22). SNG ANS 606. Near Extremely Fine; fine style; rich old toning on fresh good metal. Obverse struck from damaged die with break over ear; two small circular punches on obverse; flat strike on reverse corresponding to broken strike on obverse (metal did not quite fill corresponding deep areas on obverse and reverse dies); edge of flan hammered in three places; despite (or perhaps because of) all that, a handsome example full of character (a bargain piece of superb Greek art?).

From a mid-twentieth century North American collection.

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