KINGS OF MACEDON. Archelaos, 413-400/399 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.75 g, 1 h), Aigai. Bearded head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AP - X - E Forepart of wolf right, gnawing the jawbone of a boar; above, club to right. Cf. AMNG III 8, SNG ANS 72, and SNG Copenhagen 506 (all with uncertain bone in their mouths). An intriguing piece, with a very well-engraved reverse showing the wolf clutching an perfectly identifiable boar's jawbone in his mouth – clear and well-preserved. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF