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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 830. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas. 277-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.03 g, 1h). Pella mint. Struck circa 272 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ANTIGONOU, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram in left field. Mathisen pl. 21, 29 = H. Troxell, "The Peloponnesian Alexanders," ANSMN 17 (1971), pl. XIX, 1 (same obv. die); AMNG III p. 179, 3 var. (Antigonos I; position of name); SNG München -; SNG Alpha Bank 982 var. (same); SNG Berry -. Near EF, toned, die break at top of obverse. Extremely rare, one of four known with the name on the left. ($3000)

From the Robert Weimer Collection. Ex Triton II (1 December 1998), lot 324.

This very rare Alexandrine issue of Antigonos' coinage was struck in commemoration of victory over his arch-rival Pyrrhos in 272 BC.