E-Auction 43 Lot 28

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E-Auction 43 Lot 28

MACEDON. Apollonia. Circa 279-200 B.C. Æ. 8.56 gm. 23 mm. Wreathed head of Dionysos right / Amphora; ΑΠΟΛ-ΛΩΝΟΣ. HGC 3.1, 456. AMNG III/2, 3. SNG ANS 224-226. SNG Copenhagen 133. Near Very Fine; green patina with earthen highlights; well centered and good style. A pleasing vineyard and wine-making themed coin.

Nomos: "The majority of the coins of "Apollonia" are overstruck, as planchets were used for coins issued by Ptolemy Keraunos (SNG ANS 224-226), eldest son of Ptolemy I of Egypt, and for a limited time King of Macedon (281-279). These coins were wrongly attributed to Paroreia by misinterpretation of the monogram on the reverse. It has been supported that this type is actually the first and only issue of the pre-Roman Cassandreia."

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