STUNNING AND EXTREMELY RARE PHILIP II TETRADRACHM from the PROSPERO COLLECT
STUNNING AND EXTREMELY RARE PHILIP II TETRADRACHM from the PROSPERO COLLECTION
KINGDOM OF MACEDON, PHILIP II (359-336 BC), AR TETRADRACHM
KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Philip II (359-336 BC), AR Tetradrachm, 14.47 g. Mint of Pella, struck circa 342/1-337/6 BC (lifetime issue). Head of Zeus facing to right, wearing a laurel-wreath. Rev. ΦIΛIΠ-ΠOY, young male rider, naked and holding a palm-branch and reins, on a horse pacing to right, a thunderbolt below.
Le Rider pl. 9, 199 (D116/R163); SNG ANS 379.
Excellent Portrait of Zeus in one of the finest late classical Styles.
Struck in high relief on sound metal with beautiful tone and some lustre.
Almost MINT STATE.
EXTREMELY RARE with this ZEUS Portrait in this FINEST STYLE and in this STUNNING CONDITION !!!
Among the BEST and FINEST of all Philip II Tetradrachms known!!!
For Comparison, see other special Philip II Tetradrachms: Ex. NAC 48 (21.10.2008), Lot 63 (Hammerprice CHF42000 CHF), Ex. NAC 66 (17.10.2012), Lot 27, (Hammerprice CHF50000).
From the PROSPERO Collection (purchased from A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, London, 11 May 1985),
Ex. New York Sale XXVII, 4 January 2012, Lot 296.