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New Type for Archelaos

CNG 106, Lot: 159. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Archelaos. 413-400/399 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.47 g, 10h). Light Thraco-Macedonian standard. Aigai mint. Forepart of horse right / Forepart of boar right; A-P-X to right; all within incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. EF, deep iridescent tone. Extremely rare, none in CoinArchives.

From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (9 May 2011), lot 20.

This type is known for the coinage of Achelaos’ predecessor, Perdikkas II (cf. HGC 3.1, 789).