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Bold Portrait of Perseus

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 318. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.45 g, 11h). Pella or Amphipolis mint; Ay- magistrate. Struck circa 173-171 BC. Diademed head right / Eagle standing right on thunderbolt; mintmaster’s monogram to right, control marks above (KE monogram?) and between legs (F); all within oak wreath, plow below. Mamroth, Perseus 21b; SNG München -; SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Copenhagen 1269. Choice EF, attractively toned, obverse die wear. Bold portrait.

From the Semon Lipcer Collection.