obolos 16
11. October 2020
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Lot 969
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
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MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Severus Alexander, 222-235. Triassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 10.94 g, 6 h). AΛEΞANΔPOY Diademed bust of Alexander the Great to right, wearing cuirass decorated with an eagle with spread wings and with his shield covering his left shoulder. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN (NE) Alexander the Great in militarily attire, resting on his shield, holding parazonium in his right hand and long transversed spear with his left; at his feet to left, set on the ground, Alexander's helmet. AMNG -. Possibly unpublished and with a wonderful reverse! Obverse slightly off-centre, otherwise, very fine.



According to Ariann, after Alexander crossed with his army the Hellespont, he was the first to disembark (like a new Protesilaos), nailed his spear against the soil and claimed Asia as "spear-won". This coin is probably depicting this event.
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Online bidding closes:
11 Oct 2020 22:04:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
31 Oct 2020 20:41:38 CET
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Hammer Price:
360 CHF by MailBidder3997 (Bids: 10)

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Lot 969
Starting Price: 75 CHF
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Severus Alexander, 222-235. Triassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 10.94 g, 6 h). AΛEΞANΔPOY Diademed bust of Alexander the Great to right, wearing cuirass decorated with an eagle with spread wings and with his shield covering his left shoulder. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN (NE) Alexander the Great in militarily attire, resting on his shield, holding parazonium in his right hand and long transversed spear with his left; at his feet to left, set on the ground, Alexander's helmet. AMNG -. Possibly unpublished and with a wonderful reverse! Obverse slightly off-centre, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Lot 970
Starting Price: 75 CHF
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 10.92 g, 1 h). ΑΛEΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Head of Alexander the Great as youthful Herakles, to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. [KOINON] ΜΑΚEΔΟΝΩΝ Β ΝΕΩ Alexander the Great, with his mantle floating backwards, riding Bucephalas to left, holding two spears with his left hand, and with a third held in his right hand, is ready to stike a lion running to left below Bucephalas and turns his face upwards to face Alexander; Bucephalas head is turned to right, facing. AMNG III 724. SNG Copenhagen -. Brown patina; very interesting and unusual scene. Some rough areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Lot 971
Starting Price: 100 CHF
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Philip I, 244-249. Triassarion (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 8.26 g, 4 h), giving the name of the capital of the Koinon, Beroia, c. 246. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Head of Alexander III to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. KOIΝ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝ Β ΝΕΩΚΟΡ / BΕΡΟΙΑΙΩΝ Alexander riding Bucephalus to left, hurling spear from his upraised right hand. AMNG 867. Same dies as Obolos 15, 24 May 2020, 531. Extremely rare with the city name. Attractive brown tone. With some roughness on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
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