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Triton XX, Lot: 125. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32.5mm, 17.07 g, 7h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 291-290 BC. Diademed and horned head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Poseidon Pelagaios, nude, standing left, right foot propped on rock, holding trident in left hand, right arm resting on leg; monograms to outer left and right. Newell 124 (dies CXXVIII/– [unlisted rev. die]); SNG Saroglos 903–4 (same obv. die); Athena Fund I 40 (same obv. die); Hunt Sale II 388 (this coin); Hunterian 9 (same obv. die). EF, lightly toned, insignificant die break on reverse.

Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Part II, Sotheby’s New York, 21 June 1990), lot 388; Hess-Leu 28 (5 May 1965), lot 160.