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64085
64, Lot: 85. Estimate $150.
Sold for $92. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.99 gm). Uncertain Babylonian mint. Struck under Seleucis I, circa 311-305 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; D I and anchor before, monogram under throne. Price 3449 (same obverse die); Müller 1512; SC 293 (same dies). VF.

From the Charles E. Weber Collection.

Houghton, in Seleucid Coins, attributes this issue to Uncertain mint 6A in Babylonia. He dates it probably to circa 311-305, on the basis that it is an 'anchor Alexander', but he notes that "it cannot be convincingly related to any other 'anchor Alexanders'" of this period.