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90100028

Nomos AG, 33

Sale: Nomos 10, Lot: 28. Estimate CHF600. 
Closing Date: Sunday, 17 May 2015. 
Sold For CHF480. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III �the Great�, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 4.10 g 10), possibly Chios or an uncertain mint in Asia Minor, c. 290-270. Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress to right. Rev. Zeus seated left, to left, triskeles. Price -. Apparently unpublished and unknown. Extremely rare. Very attractively toned and with an especially interesting symbol. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.


Ex Classical Numismatic Group 90, 23 May 2013, 607 and Triton VI, 14 January 2003, 169.

This coin belongs to an interesting group of large flan drachms that are primarily ascribed to uncertain mints in Asia Minor. The style of this piece, however, is so close to coins that can be definitely ascribed to Chios that it is quite possibly from there as well. The triskeles symbol, however, does point to a mint in either Lykia or Pamphylia.