obolos 20
3 October 2021
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Lot 658
Starting Price: 600 CHF
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.80 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, Kalchedon, circa 260-220. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne with a high back, holding eagle in his outstretched right hand, and scepter in his left; below Zeus's outstretched hand, monogram of HP above monogram of HA or HΛ; in exergue, grain ear left. Price -, but cf. 936, 936A, and 939. Unrecorded in Price. Lightly toned. Minor die breaks and flatness, otherwise, good very fine.

From an American collection, acquired from Freeman & Sear.

Although attributed to the mint of Kallatis in Thrace by Price, this series of Alexanders is now considered to have been struck at Kalchedon in Bithynia.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
03 Oct 2021 20:29:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
24 Oct 2021 20:46:37 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
1300 CHF by Mandrachalos (Bids: 5)

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Lot 658
Starting Price: 600 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.80 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, Kalchedon, circa 260-220. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne with a high back, holding eagle in his outstretched right hand, and scepter in his left; below Zeus's outstretched hand, monogram of HP above monogram of HA or HΛ; in exergue, grain ear left. Price -, but cf. 936, 936A, and 939. Unrecorded in Price. Lightly toned. Minor die breaks and flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Lot 659
Starting Price: 50 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver plated bronze, 17 mm, 3.84 g, 9 h), 'barbarous' imitation. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΔΛΕΞΑИΔΙΟΥ Zeus seated left, holding eagle in outstretched right hand, scepter in left; in left field, M; below throne, monogram of AT. Cf. Price B41-3. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Lot 660
Starting Price: 50 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 5.17 g, 5 h), uncertain Macedonian mint, c. 325-310. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙ club to right above bowcase; above, monogram of KE. Price 395. SNG Alpha Bank 817-8. Dark brown patina with earthen deposits. Cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
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