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CNG 106, Lot: 320. Estimate $300.
Sold for $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TROAS, Abydos. Early-mid 2nd century BC. AR Drachm (23mm, 4.21 g, 11h). In the name and types of Lysimachos of Thrace. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; in exergue, eagle standing right within ethnic. Marinescu pl. 74, b (this coin); CNG 85, lot 402 (same obv. die); otherwise unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned, slight bend and minor flan crack along edge. Extremely rare, one of two known drachms of this issue.

Ex G. Hirsch 180 (24 November 1993), lot 154.