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451, Lot: 40. Estimate $150.
Sold for $190. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm. In the name and types of Alexander III. Sidon mint. Struck under Laomedon. Dated RY 12 of Abdalonymos (322/1 BC). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; M (date) in left field, ΣI below throne. Price 3498; Newell, Dated 36, obv. die XV; DCA 877. Some roughness. In NGC encapsulation 4372878-008, graded XF.

See A. DeShazo, “The Alexander Type Coinage of Sidon” (forthcoming), for an analysis of this series, proposing a few changes on certain aspects. The article is currently available at