ALEXANDER THE GREAT GOLD STATER – LIFETIME – EARLY POSTHUMOUS ISSUE FROM ARADUS WITH Δ CONTROL ON OBVERSE – XF NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 16436)
KINGDOM OF MACEDON. ALEXANDER III, THE GREAT, 336-323 BC.
Gold stater, 8.60 g, 19 mm. Lifetime-early posthumous issue of Aradus, ca. 328-320 BC.
Obv. Head of Athena right, wearing large Corinthian helmet with snake ornament below the plume, Δ in left field.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Nike standing, looking left, holding wreath in right hand and stylis over left shoulder, Phoenician letters below left wing, AP monogram below right wing.
Price 3306; 6 specimens currently in the Pella database, including coins in the American Numismatic Society, British Museum, Bibliothèque nationale de France and Münzkabinett Berlin.
Ex Edward H. Merrin Collection
NGC graded XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, Merrin provenance noted, extremely unusual with a control letter on the obverse.
Published: Vilmar Numismatics, Fixed Price List I, lot 40.
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