KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II.
|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 749. Estimate $3000.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $3800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
359-336 BC. AR Drachm (4.17 g, 7h). Amphipolis mint. Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon (for Philip III and Alexander IV), circa 320/19-317 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / FILIP-POU
, youth on horseback right, holding palm in right hand, rein in left; grain ear below, P
below horse's raised foreleg. Troxell, Studies
, Group 8, 388 = Le Rider, Monnayage
pl. 7, 22 = SNG Lewis 500 (same dies); Le Rider -; SNG ANS -; SNG München -; SNG Alpha Bank -. Superb EF, slight die shift on reverse. Extremely rare. ($3000)From the Robert Weimer Collection. Ex Tkalec, 29 February 2000, lot 38.
Troxell identified six Attic weight drachms in this series with three varieties of control markings. This is the second known coin with these particular controls.