Kings of Macedon. Alexander III – Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Circa 333-305 BC. Æ Unit. Extremely Rare.
Kings of Macedon. Alexander III – Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Circa 333-305 BC. Æ Unit 19 mm. 8.8 gm. In the name of Alexander III. Uncertain mint in the Troad (Alexandreia Troas?). Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving fast biga right; trident head below. Price 1587; Bellinger A1; Meadows, Earliest, p. 49 and pl. 3, 1. Extremely rare, only six published: 3 in excavations at Troas, one each in the BM and BN, and Bellinger noted an example in Imhoof-Blumer’s collection (current disposition is unknown, but illustrated in AMNG III/2, pl. XXXI, 26); ref: CNG 114 lot 125 (sold for $1900 + BP) GRA5652
Bellinger attributed this issue to Troas. Price thought the issue was from the Troad, but deferred to Bellinger on it’s placement at Alexandreia. Meadows agrees with Price that it likely is from the Troad.
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