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Triton XXII, Lot: 181. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $15000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 349 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.21 g, 12h). Olynthos mint; Eudorida(s), magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Kithara; X-A-Λ-KIΔ-EΩN around, EΠI EYΔΩPIΔA in small letters below. Robinson & Clement Group W, 137 (A84/P114); HGC 3, 500; SNG ANS 51 (same dies); SNG Lockett 1315 (same dies). EF, toned, a hint of granularity, light mark on obverse, minor flan flaws on reverse. Extremely rare tetradrachm of Eudoridas, only three noted by R&C (the “commerce” piece is now in the ANS), none in CoinArchives.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Waddell FPL 72 (1997), no. 32.

Eudoridas is one of the few magistrates named on Chalkidian League gold coins. In fact, his staters are known from two reverse dies, while only one die is known for his tetradrachms.