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2450068
245, Lot: 68. Estimate $500.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Eion. Circa 480-470 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 3.95 g). Two geese, one standing right and the other standing, with its head reverted; annulet between / Square incuse punch. SNG ANS 268. VF, toned, minor porosity.


Ex Hirsch 262-263 (22 September 2009), lot 2170; Giessener Münzhandlung 73 (11 October 1995), lot 90.

All references note that this coinage was struck on the Persian weight standard, which supports the belief that they were struck during the Persian occupation of this area. Sear notes that the coinage struck in this portion of Macedon may have been minted by the sons of the Macedonian King Alexander I, who were partisan to the Persians. After the Persians were expelled, Alexander had his sons blinded and banished from his kingdom.