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18 December 2022


Countermarked after the Roman conquest of Macedonia

Starting Price: 50 CHF
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Lot 87

KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.28 g, 12 h), Pella, c. 274/3-239. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress; c/m: owl (?) standing right, head facing, within circular incuse. Rev. B-A / (ANT) Horseman riding right; before, A or monogram (indistinct). HGC 3, 1046. Attractive green patina. Very fine.

After the defeat of Philip V and the annexation of the Macedonian Kingdom as a Roman Province, the Thessalians countermarked bronze coins of the former Macedonian kings to re-tariff them for continued use within their realm. This coin of Antigonos II appears to have a countermark with an owl, the legs and lower part of the body clear.

Online bidding closes: 18 Dec 2022, 14:43:30 CET Current Date & Time: 7 Feb 2023, 23:21:48 CET Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:50 CHF by NomosMember4476 (1 bid)
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