21 August 2022
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.13 g, 10 h), Amphipolis, c. 274/1-260/55 . Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goat skin and around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, monogram of TΙ. Panagopoulou Period III. SNG Ashmolean 3260. SNG Copenhagen 1202. A superb piece, bright and sharply struck. Extremely fine.