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Triton XXII, Lot: 199. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.96 g, 7h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 294-293 BC. Nike standing left on prow of galley left, blowing trumpet she holds in her right hand and cradling stylis in her left arm / BAΣ-IΛEΩ-Σ ΔHMHTPIOY, Poseidon Pelagaios, nude, standing left, seen from behind, preparing to throw trident held aloft in his right hand, chlamys draped over extended left arm; Z to left, ME monogram to right. Newell 98 var. (monogram; obv. die LXXXIX); HGC 3, 1012f; CNG 94, lot 279 (same obv. die). EF, attractively toned, a few minor cleaning marks. Very rare issue unknown to Newell.


From the Gasvoda Collection, purchased from Harlan J. Berk (inv. cc76931). Ex Lewis L. Egnew Collection (Superior, 30 May 1995), lot 7311; Superior (30 May 1990), lot 6799.