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Philip tetradrachm (Obv)

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Philip tetradrachm (Obv)

Kings of Macedonia, Philip II, Tetradrachm, Pella, circa 340 BC, AR 14.44 gm. Laureate head of Zeus r. SNG ANS 379. Le Rider 199.
A portrait of exquisite style, the work of a talented engraver.
Old cabinet tone and good extremely fine

Ex: Numismatica Ars Classica 100; May 2017
The New York sale XXVII, January 2012, Prospero, 296.
Previously purchased from A. H. Baldwin 11 May 1985.


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Amazing bust of Philip II.
#1 June 5, 2017 2:12am


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Thanks, Paul, though it's actually Zeus on the obverse. It's quite a portrait! I was the underbidder for this coin in the Prospero sale, and got another chance now with the NAC sale.

#2 June 6, 2017 2:12pm


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My mistake. Happens when I type too fast. Do you continually buy and sell your coins to increase the quality? I have frequently thought about selling my collection to upgrade it.
#3 June 9, 2017 8:08am


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Well, I usually sell a couple of coins every year or two to help fund new buys. I look at my collection like a totem pole, and once in a while I sell a coin from the lower portion of the totem pole to help buy a new coin that would be further up the pole.

#4 June 9, 2017 12:39pm


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Great idea. However, the bottom of your totem pole looks awfully nice. It must be hard to part with some of them. When you sell some let me know and maybe I can buy one from you.
#5 June 9, 2017 9:55pm

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