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Lot 105

Estimate: 1'000 EUR   |   Starting price: 600 EUR Price realized: 650 EUR
ALEXANDER II. (369 - 368/367)
Bronze, Pella. Kopf des Apollon mit Taenie im kurzem Haar nach links. Rs: ALEXANDPO. Reiter im Galopp nach links, darunter Blitzbündel. U. Westermark, The Regal Macedonian Coinage, Essays Kraay-Mørkholm, 313 (A) 2 (var., Reiter nach rechts); SNG München -; offenbar unedierte Stempelvariante. 6,83g. Sehr selten. Vorzüglich. The attribution of this small group of Macedonian bronze coins to Alexander II was first made by Babelon (Traité IV 2, 852/53) and Imhoof-Blumer (Portraitköpfe 13 note, pl. LXX 43). They were followed by U. Westermark, who relates to the Aeolic Greek genetive ending in the king's name ALEXANDPO, omitting the Y, as this genitive is normally used on Macedonian coins down to Philipp II. Furthermore, two coins of Perdikkas III, the successor of Alexander II, in Paris and London were overstrikes of these specimen (cf. Westermark, op.cit., pl. LXX 41 and 42). The head of Apollon on the obverse of our coin is of an exquisite artistic quality.

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