KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA. ALEXANDROS III THE GREAT, king 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm, Ake (Akko), posthumous, dated 305-304 BC. AR 17.08 g. Head of Heracles r., wearing lion skin. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus, nude to waist, seated l. on backless throne, hodling scepter with his l. hand, eagle on his outstretched r. hand; below r. hand, date I-K(retrogtrad)O (= year 11 of the era starting with the arrival of Antigonus Monophtalmos in Phoenicia). Price 414, 3302; SNG Oxford 2977.
Estimate: 1'000 CHF
Starting price: 1'000 CHF
Price realized: 1'400 CHF
Unusual style, the obverse bearing portrait-like features of Alexander the Great. Extremely fine
Acquired from E. Bourgey, Paris.
Auction 51 Gallery, Brussels 9 December 2013, 79.
The style of the obverse recalls the tetradrachms struck pre-312 BC. by Ptolemy I.