Author Topic: Macedonian Kingdom: Philoxenos (325-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Miletos (Price 2085  (Read 141 times)

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Offline Quant.Geek

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Macedonian Kingdom: Philoxenos (325-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Miletos (Price 2085; ADM I Series I)

Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aėtophoros seated left; thunderbolt in left field, monogram below throne

Wanted a cool coin that had a test cut and this coin fits the bill nicely :P

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Offline THCoins

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Can imagine the attraction ! This looks more like a test canyon than an test cut. However, the face of the Herakles portrait is nicely preserved.
I am not to fond of the effect on the Zeus side.
But still as a archetype of a test cut coin it is upper class !

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Yup, that's special all right. Can't imigine me wanting it, but this site is full of coins I wouldn't want. I am curious to know why you would want it, though.

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