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451, Lot: 42. 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. Tyre mint. Struck under Laomedon. Dated RY 27 of ‘Ozmilk (323/2 BC). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, -|O (Phoenician ‘K = ‘Ozmilk [king of Tyre]) above [| ||| ||| =] (date [27 in Phoenician]); [Phoenician A] below throne. Price 3271 corr. (arrangement of date; Ake); Newell, Dated 28, dies XX/– (unlisted rev. die); DCA 737; ANS inv. 1944.100.35406 (same dies); Heritage 3076, lot 33008 (same dies). Areas of roughness. In NGC encapsulation 4372878-003, graded XF.

See A. DeShazo, “Dated Satrapal and Alexander Coinage of Tyre” (forthcoming), for an analysis of this series, which places the present issue in 322/1 BC. The article is currently available at