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    PAEONIAN KINGDOM. Lykkeios (356-335 BC). AR tetradrachm (13.35 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / [ΛYKK]-EIOY, Herakles standing left, strangling the Nemean lion; behind, bow and quiver. Paeonian Hoard 72. SNG ANS 1021. Light toning. Very rare! Extremely fine.

    Lykkeios was a Paeonian king who appears to have ruled as a vassal of Philip II of Macedon. After years of Paeonian incursions into Macedonia, Philip reformed his army and invaded Paeonia in 358 BC, bringing it under his control. Coins of Lykkeios were extremely rare until a group of tetradrachms found in the early 90s brought several dozen to the market. The vast majority of these, however, depict Zeus on the obverse. This variety, depicting Apollo, remains quite rare.
    From The BVH Collection.


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    Lykkeios was a Paeonian king who appears to have ruled as a vassal of Philip II of Macedon. After years of Paeonian incursions into Macedonia, Philip reformed his army and invaded Paeonia in 358 BC, bringing it under his control.



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