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Lot 2371

Macedon under the Romans, Gordian III, AD 238-244. AE 26.5 minted c. AD 243-244. Head right of Alexander the Great as young Herakles, clad in lion's skin. Reverse: Pallas Nicephorus seated right. SNG Evelpidis 1492; cf. BMC 113; cf. Gaebler 412. Nearly Extremely Fine.

This is one of the very few third century issues not to bear a portrait of the reigning Roman emperor. The quality of the Greek provincial celators could be very high indeed, as in these two examples, and a comparison with the original models seen on coins of Alexander the Great and Lysimachus is quite revealing. They are both excellent companion pieces to the Kings of Macedon tetradrachms of 500 years earlier.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.

Realized $311

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