Printed Auction 41 Aftersale Lot 28

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Printed Auction 41 Aftersale Lot 28

KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great.' 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm. 16.99 gm. 27 mm. Corinth mint. Struck under Philip V, circa 220-215 B.C. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne with Nike on each corner; to left, Athena standing left with spear and shield, ΔΕ below throne. Price 702 (same dies). Noe, Sicyon 59.1d. Extremely Fine; beautifully toned; magnificent style; a few high relief areas of weak strike. Rare.

From an American collection formed in the 1950s of different mints issuing tetradrachms in the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. This continues the offering begun in Auction 40 (March 2021) with two rare, magnificent tetradrachms from the Memphis Mint (lots 32f), and will be continued in succeeding auctions. The collector bought high quality coins in 1950 mostly from Spink & Son in London, Numismatic Fine Arts (Edward Gans) in New York, and Earle Stanton in Los Angeles.


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