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Invoking the Memory of Alexander the Great

Triton XVI, Lot: 690. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Time of Caracalla, AD 198-217, or Severus Alexander, AD 222-235. AV (11mm, 1.48 g, 12h). In the name of Alexander III of Macedon. Struck AD 215-217 or AD 230/1-235. Lysimachus-style diademed head of Alexander III of Macedon right; no horn of Ammon / Lion, with mouth open, advancing right on ground line; AΛEΞAN above, ΔPOY in exergue. Cf. AMNG III 889 (in silver) or 899 and 900 (in silver and without legend); cf. BMC 97 (in silver); cf. SNG Copenhagen 1381 (in silver and with horn of Ammon). Good VF, a few marks, evidence of prior mounting. Apparently unique in gold for this size and type.