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17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 80
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Hammer Price:
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.70 g, 11 h), struck under Philip III, Kolophon, 323-317. Laureate head of Apollo to right, with the features of Alexander III. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad with his right; below, tripod. Le Rider pl. 90, 16 & pl. 93, 26. SNG ANS 309. SNG Alpha Bank 260 (same dies). SNG Ashmolean 2456. Thompson Philip p. 58 and pl. VI, 12. A lovely example, with a particularly sharp and well-struck reverse. Some minor flatness on the obverse, and with a minor field mark, otherwise, extremely fine.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 91, 19 September 2012, 138 (there described as "Good VF") and Waddell FPL 66, (1995), 3.

This issue, struck in Kolophon and in Magnesia from a single obverse die that was used by both mints, was produced during the short reign of Philip III Arrhidaios and is one of the most exciting of all the posthumous staters in the name of Philip II. The head on this coin is clearly that of a real person, not just an ideal version of Apollo. The features are so distinctive, in fact, that it has been identified as a true portrait of Alexander III. Why this should have happened and when and where it did is unknown, but the coin’s beauty and importance has made it one of the most desirable of all the gold staters of Philip.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
27 May 2020 16:42:02 CEST
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Hammer Price:
17000 CHF

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Lot 80
Estimate: 10000 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.70 g, 11 h), struck under Philip III, Kolophon, 323-317. Laureate head of Apollo to right, with the features of Alexander III. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad with his right; below, tripod. Le Rider pl. 90, 16 & pl. 93, 26. SNG ANS 309. SNG Alpha Bank 260 (same dies). SNG Ashmolean 2456. Thompson Philip p. 58 and pl. VI, 12. A lovely example, with a particularly sharp and well-struck reverse. Some minor flatness on the obverse, and with a minor field mark, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Lot 81
Estimate: 4000 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.63 g, 4 h), struck under Philip III, Pella, 323-315. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving chariot, drawn by two rearing horses to right, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right; below horses, kantharos. Le Rider Pella III A, 465 (dies D209/R342). A splendid example, perfectly struck and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Lot 82
Estimate: 150 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.88 g, 9 h), struck posthumously under Philip III Arrhidaios, Miletos, 323-319. Macedonian shield with a facing Gorgoneion at the center. Rev. B - A Crested Macedonian helmet; to lower left, double axe; to lower right, K. Price 2064 and, for the corresponding silver, 2114-2121. Clear, sharp and with a fine grey-green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
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