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Classical Numismatic Group > Mail Bid Sale 84Auction date: 5 May 2010
Lot number: 217

Lot description:

KINGS of MACEDON. Archelaos. 413-400/399 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.46 g, 7h). Aigai mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Wolf's head right; club below; all within shallow incuse square. Westermark, Remarks pl. LXIX, 7; SNG ANS -; SNG Alpha Bank 162. Good VF, toned, minor porosity. Rare.

From the Tuck Pittman Collection. Ex Triton VIII (11 January 2005), lot 140.

The fractional silver coinage of Archelaos marks the first appearance of Herakles in the regal Macedonian series.

Estimate: 300 USD