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CNG 111, Lot: 116. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.48 g, 3h). In the types of Philip II. Abydos mint. Struck under Leonnatos, Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / ΦIΛIΠΠOY, charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving biga right; star and monogram below, horse leg in exergue. Thompson, Philip 27; ADM II Series VII, 106 (but obv. die of 101 and 102); SNG ANS 301–3. EF, lustrous.

Struck from the same obverse die as the previous lot. Interestingly, the obverse die used for this issue was also used to strike staters at Lampsakos (see ADM II p. 47 and n. 24).