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AMAZING AND EXTREMELY RARE PHILIP II TETRADRACHM KINGDOM OF MACEDON, PHILIP II (359-336 BC), AR TETRADRACHM KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Philip II (359-336 BC), AR Tetradrachm (14.18 g, 23mm, 12h). Amphipolis Mint, struck circa 340/336-328 BC (temp. Philip II or Alexander III). 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; Janiform head below. Le Rider 356 (D178/R312); SNG ANS 529-32. (EXTREMELY RARE OBVERSE DIE !!!) Excellent Portrait of Zeus in one of the finest Styles of the Period. Struck in high relief on sound metal with lustre (despite some porosity on the Reverse). CONDITION: Obverse: almost Mint State / Reverse: minor porosity, otherwise Good Extremely Fine. EXTREMELY RARE with this ZEUS Portrait in this FINEST STYLE and in this STUNNING CONDITION. Despite the minor porosity on the Reverse this is an AMAZING coin with one the finest Zeus Portraits 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). Ex. TRITON XV (3 January 2012), Lot 1114. ---

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