obolos 15
24. May 2020
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Lot 144
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 4.23 g, 1 h), Chios, circa 290-275. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on a throne with a high back, holding eagle in his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, monogram over bunch of grapes. Bauslaugh, Posthumous, Series 2A. HGC 6, 1131. Price 2317. Toned; unusual depiction of the lion's skin headdress. Obverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.



The coin is part of a series that has been connected by Price with the military activities of Lysimachos and Seleukos that led to the battle of Kurupedion (281 BC). The latter part of the series might reflect the turmoil caused by the Celtic invasion of Asia Minor.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
24 May 2020 16:12:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
30 Oct 2020 05:59:22 CET
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Closed
Hammer Price:
320 CHF by Thundrlipz (Bids: 14)

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Lot 144
Starting Price: 50 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 4.23 g, 1 h), Chios, circa 290-275. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on a throne with a high back, holding eagle in his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, monogram over bunch of grapes. Bauslaugh, Posthumous, Series 2A. HGC 6, 1131. Price 2317. Toned; unusual depiction of the lion's skin headdress. Obverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Lot 145
Starting Price: 200 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 16.65 g, 12 h), Temnos, circa 188-170. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, above Zeus’s lap, two monograms; to left, vine-tendril with grapes around an oenochoe. Price 1686. SNG Saroglos 428. Nicely centered and attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Lot 146
Starting Price: 50 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.16 g, 12 h), Magnesia, c. 323-319. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on low throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, AT monogram. Price P56. Very bright, lustrous and clear. Some marks on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
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