Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander III (the Great), 336 to 323 BC. Silver stater from Bambyce Hieropolis. Of the highest rarity.

Ancient Coins - Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander III (the Great), 336 to 323 BC. Silver stater from Bambyce Hieropolis.  Of the highest rarity.
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Issued at Bambyce Hierapolis, probably by a satrap installed there by Alexander, this type names Alexander in Aramaic characters.  I have so far only found two sales for this type in the past 20 years, both of which were this specimen.  There can be few, if any, other specimens of this type in private collections.

Denomination : Silver stater.  Mint : Bambyce Hierapolis.

Date : ca. 330 to 325 BC.

Reference : Price-not listed.  SEYRIG, RN (1971), 13.

Size : 20.2 x 21.9 mm.  Weight : 8.05 grams.

Grade : Fine/VF with minor encrustations, and a very shallow cut on the right side of the obverse.  The grade of fine on the obverse is due more to strike than wear.

Provenance : ex : Jean Elsen Auction 93 (Sept. 15, 2007) lot #143.  ex : Peus auction 320 (Nov. 3, 1987) lot #1032.   ex : Darcy Phelan collection.

Value :  On the Elsen sale in 2007, this coin realized 2400 euro's plus the 18% buyers premium for a total of $2832 Euro's, which at the time I writing this is $3786 US dollars, but at the time of the auction that worked out to $3927 US.

Obverse : The goddess Atargatis Kalathos seated right, with a Thymiaterion in front of her.

Reverse : Lion laying left, with Alexanders name in Aramaic above, and a double annulet below.

Price SKU: vcoin4706
US$ 3,925.00
  • € 3,414.83
  • £ 3,019.56
  • AUD 5,526.89
  • CHF 3,912.02
  • CAD 5,137.26

Rates for: 10/22/18

Ships from: Canada
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