Praefectus Coins
Praefectus Coins, Auction α

Ancient Greek, Roman and Islamic Rarities

Su, 28.02.2021, from 5:00 PM CET
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Description

Kings of Macedon. Alexander III – Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Circa 333-305 BC. Æ Unit 19 mm. 8.8 gm. Uncertain mint in the Troad (Alexandreia Troas?). Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving fast biga right; trident head below. Price 1587; Bellinger A1; Meadows, Earliest, p. 49 and pl. 3, 1. Extremely rare, only six published: 3 in excavations at Troas, one each in the BM and BN, and Bellinger noted an example in Imhoof-Blumer’s collection (current disposition is unknown, but illustrated in AMNG III/2, pl. XXXI, 26); ref: CNG 114 lot 125 ($1900 + buyers premium).

Bellinger attributed this issue to Troas based on the presence of the three coins found in the excavations at Troy. Price thought the issue was from the Troad, but deferred to Bellinger on it’s placement at Alexandreia. Meadows doubts the attribution to Alexandria, but agrees with Price that it likely is from the Troad.

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Starting price 750 USD
Estimate 1'000 USD
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