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Two Extremely Rare Audoleons of Alexander Type

CNG 106, Lot: 242. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PAEONIA. Audoleon. Circa 315-286 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.23 g, 912h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Astibos or Damastion mint. Struck circa 298-287/6 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; torch in left field. Waggoner, Reflexions –; Price –; Arena 6 var. (symbol; same obv. die); Peykov E4320 var. (control mark); HGC 3.1, 157; R. Myers FPL (Summer 1971), no. 10 (same dies). Near EF, toned. Well centered and struck. Extremely rare, none in CoinArchives or Pella databases, one in ANS Photofile (Myers).