Printed Auction 40 Lot 33

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Printed Auction 40 Lot 33

KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great.' 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm. 17.15 gm. 27 mm. Memphis mint. Struck under Ptolemy I Soter, circa 322/1 B.C. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left; rose to left, ΔΙ-O below throne. CPE 19. Price 3971. Extremely Fine; beautiful old toning; fine style, well centered and sharply struck on a large flan. Exquisite style.

From an American collection formed in the late 1940's and early 1950's.

Coins of this issue are renowned for their beautiful style. (Cf. note re: Memphis mint issues on preceding lot, 32: The tetradrachms of Alexander from the mint of Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, are arguably the most dramatically beautiful of all the coins struck in his name. The die engravers harnessed majestic power by utilizing high relief and unusual sculptural quality, making these coins stylistically among the finest silver coins of Alexander ever made.)

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