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Nomos 23

30 November 2021
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich

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The head of Athena in unusual local style; one of only three known examples

Estimate: 2250 CHF
Hammer Price:  3600 CHF
Lot 85
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.51 g, 11 h), Arados, 323-320. Head of Athena to right, wearing pendant earring, necklace and a crested Corinthian helmet adorned with two olive leaves (?) and a serpent coiled to right. Rev. ΒΑΣ-ΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis with her left; at feet to left, ΔΙ above thunderbolt. Duyrat 874 (D13/R22) = Price P138, pl. XVI (same dies). Extremely rare, with Duyrat knowing of just two specimens, both struck from these same dies. Apparently the first issue of Philip III from Arados, struck from an obverse die in an unusual local style. About extremely fine.

Online bidding closes: 30 Nov 2021, 08:00:00 CET Current Date & Time: 24 Apr 2024, 13:40:00 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:3600 CHF

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