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Triton XXII, Lot: 201. Estimate $25000.
Sold for $35000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (34.5mm, 16.85 g, 11h). Attic standard. Pella or Amphipolis mint; Zoilos, mintmaster. Struck circa 179-178 BC. Diademed head right; ZΩIΛOΣ below neck / BAΣI-ΛEΩΣ ΠEP-ΣEΩΣ, eagle, wings spread, standing right on thunderbolt; two monograms to right; all within oak wreath; star below. Mamroth, Perseus 1 (same obv. die as illustration); AMNG III 1; HGC 3, 1091; SNG Berry 383 (same obv. die); SNG München 1196 (same obv. die); Athena Fund II 452 (same obv. die); Bendenoun 18 (this coin); Consul Weber 1275 = de Sartiges 212 = Kunstfreund 238 = Gillet 811 (same obv. die); de Luynes 1712 (same dies); GPCG pl. 42, 7 = EHC 588 = Boehringer, Chronologie, pl. 7, 5 (same dies). Choice EF, lightly toned. Well centered.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 79 (with Tradart, 20 October 2014), lot 9; The Numismatic Auction I (13 December 1982), lot 70.