Ancient Gold Coins - Greek
MACEDON, Kingdom of, Alexander III, (336-323 B.C.), gold distater, (17.09 g), Aegeae mint (?), issued 336-323 B.C., obv. head of Athena to right in crested Corinthian helmet, ornamented with serpent, rev. Nike standing to left, holding wreath in outstretched hand and ship's mast, **LO* monogram in left field and thunderbolt in extreme left field, to right **ALEXANDPOU*, (S.6701, Price 191, M.5, BMC 191a-b, SNG Cop. 623, Noe Sicyon No.7, Principal Coins, IV, B.4 [p.53, Pl.29]). Well centred, trace of mint bloom, good very fine and rare.
Ex Noble Numismatics Sale 101 (lot 3320), previously from Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctions 62, February 1, 2011, (lot 3052) and from the Superior Galleries Moreira Sale II, December 1988 (lot 1818A).
The Dewing example also has a wide rim on the reverse. A handsome example of this rare and impressive denomination.
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MACEDON, Kingdom of, Alexander III, (336-323 B.C.), gold distater, (17.09 g), Aegeae mint (?), issued ...