A lovely tetradrachm of Philip II from Amphipolis
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Starting price: 250 CHF
Price realized: 380 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.31 g, 8 h), Amphipolis, struck by Antipater, Polyperchon, or Kassander, circa 323/2-316/5. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Young jockey, holding palm branch and reins, riding horse to right; below horse, monogram of AN and grape. Le Rider pl. 44, 8 (same dies). SNG ANS 580 (same reverse die). A lovely piece of attractive style. Good very fine.
From an old Swiss collection, formed in the mid 20th century, privately acquired from Dr. H. Nussbaum in Zurich.