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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 186

MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 470 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28.5mm, 17.19 g, 11h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 186.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 7 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 470 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28.5mm, 17.19 g, 11h). Lion right, attacking bull crouching left, biting into its hindquarter; AKA above; in exergue, fish left / AKA-N-ΘIO-N in shallow incuse square around quadripartite square in relief. Unpublished, but cf. Desneux 92 for similar style obverse, but quadripartite reverse. Slight die shift on obverse. Near EF. Extremely rare.

The similarity of the obverse die here to that of Desneux 92, a tetradrachm with a plain quadripartite reverse, suggests that this issue is the first of the long series with the full ethnic on the reverse, and thus struck circa 470 BC.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.