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15. December 2019
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Lot 91
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 14.23 g, 6 h), struck posthoumously under Philip III Arhidaios, Pella, c. 323-318/7. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Jockey, holding palm branch, riding a horse walking to right; below right, Ι; below horse, horizontal thunderbolt. Le Rider 472 (D 246/R 389, same dies). Nicely struck and with an attractive old cabinet tone; fine style and rare: only two examples known by Le Rider. Very fine.

Ex Künker 318, 11 March 2019, 600.

On the day his son Alexander, later known as "the Great", was born, the horses of Philip won at the Olympic Games. It was a prestigious success, which was undoubtedly immortalized with this coin.
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Online bidding closes:
15 Dec 2019 16:45:30 CET
Current Date & Time:
08 Apr 2020 00:27:01 CEST
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Hammer Price:
2200 CHF by MailBidder9407 (Bids: 10)

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Lot 91
Starting Price: 750 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 14.23 g, 6 h), struck posthoumously under Philip III Arhidaios, Pella, c. 323-318/7. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Jockey, holding palm branch, riding a horse walking to right; below right, Ι; below horse, horizontal thunderbolt. Le Rider 472 (D 246/R 389, same dies). Nicely struck and with an attractive old cabinet tone; fine style and rare: only two examples known by Le Rider. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Lot 92
Starting Price: 100 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. 1/5 Tetradrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.57 g, 7 h), struck posthumously under Kassander, Amphipolis, circa 323/2-316/5. Diademed head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOY Youth on horseback right; below, branch. Le Rider pl. 46, 27. SNG ANS 711-720. Well-struck, clear and nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Lot 93
Starting Price: 200 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24.5 mm, 17.14 g, 12 h), lifetime issue, Babylon, 331-325. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, Φ; below throne, M. Price 3581. With an impressively heavy toning; a coin of fine style and struck in high relief. Rare early issue from Babylon. Graffito under tone on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
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