PHILIP III SILVER TETRADRACHM – RARE VARIETY RECENTLY REATTRIBUTED FROM ARADUS TO BABYLON – XF NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN SELEUCID COIN (Inv. 13550)
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip III, 323-317 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 17.08 g., 26 mm., minted at Babylon, ca. 320-315 BC under Seleucus I.
Obv. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, torch and control monogram in circle in left field, Z below throne.
SC Ad43.11 (p. 482), previously catalogued as SC 79; Price P153 var (monogram is not in circle, catalogued as Aradus).
NGC graded XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, a rare variety recently reattributed (in SC) from Aradus to Babylon (see discussion under SC Ad43.11, p. 482, as well as SC 79).