Leu Numismatik

Web Auction 30  –  13 - 16 July 2024

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Leu Numismatik, Web Auction 30

Celtic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Axumite, Islamic, Medieval and World Coins, ...

Part I: Sa, 13.07.2024, from 12:00 PM CEST
Part II: Su, 14.07.2024, from 12:00 PM CEST
Part III: Mo, 15.07.2024, from 12:00 PM CEST
Part IV: Tu, 16.07.2024, from 12:00 PM CEST
Pre bids are accepted until:
Part I: Closed
Part II: Su, 14.07.2024, until 11:45 AM CEST
Part III: Mo, 15.07.2024, until 11:45 AM CEST
Part IV: Tu, 16.07.2024, until 11:45 AM CEST

Description

★ Of exceptional style and extremely rare with a sphinx on the helmet ★

KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.64 g, 12 h), Susa, struck under Koinos, circa 322-320. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a sphinx seated right, left forepaw raised. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ - BAΣΙΛEΩΣ Nike standing front, head to left, with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to lower left ΛΑ; to lower right, monogram. Price -, cf. 3844 (griffin on helmet). Triton XX (2017), 119 ( same dies ). Extremely rare with a sphinx on the helmet, and overall of exceptional style. Minor marks and with a flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.

From a European collection, formed before 2005.

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