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Electronic Auction 412  17 Jan 2018
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Lot 84

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Estimate: 30 000 USD
Price realized: 35 000 USD

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KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great'. 336-323 BC. AR Dekadrachm (33mm, 40.63 g, 12h). Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; below throne, monogram above M. Price 3598 (same obv. die as illustration); Waggoner obv. die 19; BN inv. FRBNF41836176 [FG 664] (same obv. die); Hunt I 102 = EHC 30 = Price, Mnemata, 4 (same obv. die); SNG Saroglos 182. Good VF, toned, typical slight roughness. Only 12 examples of this issue are published (Waggoner records 4 [all in museums (a 5th piece, in Berlin, has no visible controls)], there were 5 additional in the 1973 Iraq Hoard [Price, Mnemata], and 3 further in CoinArchives), struck from three obverse dies.

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