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Lot 31

Estimate: 600 CHF   |   Starting price: 500 CHF Price realized: 900 CHF
Mazakes AR Tetradrachm, imitating Athens

Persia, Alexandrine Empire. Mazakes, Satrap of Mesopotamia (331-323/2 BC). AR Tetradrachm (21-22 mm, 16.58 g). Imitating Athens.
Obv. Helmeted head of Athena to right.
Rev. Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent to left, "Mazakes symbol" and Armaic MZDK to right.
Le Rider, Alexander, pp. 214-9; Van Alfen, Owls, Group IIIa, 79 (same obv. die); Nicolet-Pierre, Monnaies, pl. 26, b-c.

Rare. Toned and very fine.

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