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Superb Attic Weight Perseus

CNG 106, Lot: 233. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 17.11 g, 1h). Attic standard. Pella or Amphipolis mint; Zoilos, mintmaster. Struck circa 174-173 BC. Diademed head right / ∫Å%5-¬EW% ∏Er-%EW%, eagle, wings spread, standing right on thunderbolt; g (mintmaster’s monogram) above, / to right, m between legs; all within oak wreath; below, plow right. Mamroth, Perseus 4; HGC 3.1, 1091; SNG Alpha Bank –; SNG München –; SNG Saroglos –; SNG Copenhagen 1266; Bement 792; Boston MFA 720; Pozzi 982. Superb EF, lightly toned.

From the WN Collection. Ex James Fox Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 94, 18 September 2013), lot 290.