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CNG 111, Lot: 410. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. temp. Stamenes – Seleukos. Satraps of Babylon, circa 328/3-311 BC. AV Double Daric (19mm, 16.79 g). Babylon mint. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in right hand, bow in left; satrapal bonnet to left / Patterned incuse punch. Nicolet-Pierre 12; Babelon, Perses –; Traité II –; Consul Weber 4406; Sunrise 259. Good VF, underlying luster, small die break in field on obverse. Very rare, only one in CoinArchives (Nomos 10, lot 58 [hammer 38,000 CHF]).