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Le Rider Plate Coin – Ex Lockett Collection

CNG 97, Lot: 80. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $21000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 14.48 g, 6h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 355-349/8 BC. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / ΦIΛIΠΠOY, Philip, wearing kausia, chlamys, tunic, and boots, raising right hand and holding rein in left, on horseback left; bow below raised foreleg, horizontal club below belly. Le Rider 119a (D56/R101) = Lockett 1411 (this coin); SNG ANS 474 (same rev. die); SNG ANS 475 (same obv. die); SNG Berry 114. Superb EF, attractive old collection toning, insignificant die break on obverse. Struck in high relief from exceptionally detailed dies.

Ex Mieza Collection (Nomos 7, 15 May 2013), lot 44; Nomos FPL (Winter-Spring 2009), no. 35; LHS 100 (23 April 2007), lot 216; Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (Greek Part II, Glendining, 12 February 1958), lot 1324.