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Lot 63018

Estimate: 200 USD   |   Starting price: 1 USD Price realized: 408 USD
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain City. AR/AE fourrée tetradrachm (16.00 gm). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 3/5. Imitating posthumous issue in the name and type of Alexander III the Great of Macedon, uncertain mint in Asia Minor, ca. late 3rd-early 2nd centuries BC. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, feet on ground line, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; no symbols or mint marks. cf. Price 2982 (Pamphylia, Uncertain City) for prototype. The style is quite nice on this ancient forgery and would likely have passed in commerce in contemporary times. Several breaks in the plating and being a gram light in weight unmask this well-executed fourrée.HID05401242017

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