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Magnificent Antigonos Doson

Triton XXII, Lot: 200. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos III Doson. 229-221 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33.5mm, 17.09 g, 11h). Amphipolis mint(?). Struck circa 227-225 BC. Head of Poseidon right, wearing wreath of marine plants / Apollo, testing bow in extended right hand, seated left on prow left inscribed BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOY; monogram below. Panagopoulou 157 (O27/R154 [erroneously listed as no. 158 on the plates]); EHC 436; Touratsoglou 52–3; HGC 3, 1051; SNG Fitzwilliam 2309 (same obv. die); SNG Newham Davis 97 (same dies); Boston MFA 715 (same obv. die). Superb EF, wonderful light cabinet tone, a little die rust on obverse. Well centered on a broad flan.

Ex Leu 86 (5 May 2003), lot 367; Numismatica Ars Classica 8 (3 April 1995), lot 229.