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Lot 1706    Session 6 (9.30am Thursday)    Ancient Gold

Estimate $2,400
SOLD $2,600

MACEDON, Kingdom of, Alexander III, (336-323 B.C.), gold stater, (8.574 grams), Lampsacus mint, issued 328-323 B.C., obv. head of Athena to right in crested Corinthian helmet, ornamented with serpent, rev. Nike standing to left, holding wreath in outstretched hand, two horse foreparts cojoined (one horse only visible) in left field, D over [O] monogram under wing, around to right **ALEXANDR[OU], (cf.S.6702; Price 1358, M.395, BMC 1358a-e). Minor edge knock, otherwise extremely fine with traces of mint bloom.

Ex Noble Numismatics Sale 47 (lot 1947). A lifetime issue of Alexander III.

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