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CNG 111, Lot: 406. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. temp. Mazakes – Bleitor. Satraps of Mesopotamia, circa 331-316 BC. AR Drachm (15.5mm, 4.02 g, 12h). Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right, with profile eye / Owl standing right, head facing; [olive sprig] and crescent to left, AIΓ to right. Unpublished, but for tetradrachm of this issue, cf. Van Alfen, Mechanisms, Group III.E.2, fig. 24; cf. BMC Attica 271; cf. MIG Type 13 c. VF, toned, some roughness, a few light cleaning marks, area of weak strike and small flan flaw on reverse. Extremely rare as a drachm.