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18 May 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Estimate: 600 CHF
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Lot 29

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 16.72 g 12), Odessus, c. 125-70. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; ΘE above knee, ΟΔΗ monogram underneath the throne. Price 1181. A splendid, bright, sharply struck example. Good extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection.

Coins like this, which were made to pay both Roman and Pontic armies in the late 2nd and first half of the 1st century BC, utilized the old, familiar types of Alexander III since their intended recipients trusted them more than any other. However, as can easily be seen, their style was quite different from their later 4th century prototypes; they have a kind of florid grandeur that is remarkable.

Online bidding closes: 18 May 2015, 11:00:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 20 Aug 2022, 04:10:03 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:1600 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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