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    Extremely Rare Antigonus Stater

    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Antigonus II Gonatas (277/6-239 BC). AV stater (16mm, 8.59 gm, 8h). NGC AU 2/5 - 4/5. Amphipolis or Pella, ca. 276-275 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet pushed back on head, the bowl decorated with coiled serpent right / ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. Nike standing left, aphlaston upward in right hand, stylis cradled on left arm; wreath below wing in inner left field. HGC 3.1, 1039. Price Plate CLVIII, D (British Museum).

    Extremely rare - less than 10 specimens total known, with 5 being in museums. cf. Spink, Auction 344 (13 January 2019), lot 8 (realized $32,000); Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 100 (7 October 2015), lot 57 (realized $12,000) = ; Classical Numismatic Group, Mail Bid Sale 66 (19 May 2004), lot 262 (realized $7100); New York Sale XXVII [Prospero], lot 314 (realized $65,000) = Sotheby's [Bunker Hunt] 1990, lot 390.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    25th-29th Thursday-Monday
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