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Nomos 10

18 May 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Lot 25

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.19 g 10), Memphis, c. 332-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, rose; below throne and to right, ΔΙ Ο. Price 3971. A remarkably fine example of this desirable type. Toned and of the finest style. Extremely fine.

Ex Nomos 7, 15 May 2013, 148 and from the Mieza collection ex Triton VII, 12 January 2004, 142, Classical Numismatic Group 38, 6 June 1996, 215 and Leu 48, 10 May 1989, 264.

This was one of the earliest issues of Alexander struck in Egypt and it is the ancestor of all subsequent Ptolemaic coinage. These early issues are well known because of their outstanding style.

Online bidding closes: 18 May 2015, 11:00:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 2 Jun 2023, 14:02:45 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:7000 CHF

Pre-Bidding closes on 18 Mai 2015 at 11:00 CEST. Live bidding starts at 14:00 CET and is EXCLUSIVELY available on biddr. Seperate registration is required.

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