|Nomos AG > Auction 27||Auction date: 22 May 2023|
|Lot number: 1071|
Price realized: 3,800 CHF (Approx. 4,212 USD / 3,905 EUR) Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17.5 mm, 8.55 g, 12 h), Miletus, struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, circa 323/2-319. Head of Athena to right, wearing a pearl necklace and a Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, monogram of ΚΗ; below right wing, double axe. Price 2114. An elegant piece with a large head of Athena. Good very fine.
Bought privately from Stack's in New York City in April 1995.
This coin is distinguished because it is the very first Greek coin that RE bought. This stemmed from his interest in Alexander and led to all his further acquisitions and the expansion of his library.
Estimate: 3000 CHF