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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 180. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Drachm (4.19 gm, 1h). Tarsos mint. Struck circa 298-295 BC. Nike alighting atop prow of galley left, blowing trumpet she holds in her right hand, and holding stylis in her left / BASI-LEW-S DHMHTRIOU, Poseidon, naked but for chlamys draped over his left arm, advancing left, brandishing trident in his right hand; A to left, AI monogram within circle to right. Newell 44t (this coin); cf. AMNG III 5; SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG München -; McClean 3575 (same reverse die). Near EF, attractively toned, a few light scratches in fields under tone. Rare in this condition. ($1000)

Ex Triton IV (5-6 December 2000), lot 175; Leu 30 (28 April 1982), lot 94; P. Lambros Collection (Hirsch XXIX, 9 November 1910), lot 285.