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« on: October 08, 2019, 09:11:58 pm »

I've been adding more Greeks to my collection, it's easy to become addicted to these portraits. I thought this one was special.

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 08:27:54 am »

Very nice.  Full flan, nicely centered, crisp lettering, clear devices.  You can add this to your references:  SNG Alpha Bank (Macedon I) #289.
I see that we have an another coin of this type in Sosius' gallery.

I was just cataloging and photographing my Macedonian coins and uploading to the Member Galleries.  To my surprise, both my Philip II tetradrachm of Amphipolis (here) and my one-fifth tetradrachm of Amphipolis (here) were posthumous issues of Philip III and Kassander.  

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 09:38:22 am »

Thanks Anaximander.  Your Macedon gallery is awesome, especially the av staters!
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 09:51:28 am »

That is a nice portrait indeed--notice the berries in the laurel wreath--a special touch.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 11:04:35 am »

Thanks Mac, the berries are what first caught my eye as well. I don’t know if most dies include them but they would certainly be the first detail to wear off in trade.

I was also wondering about a comment from a Goldberg auction.  It said that this type Was a commemorative issue for Philip's triumph at the Olympic games of 356 BC.

Might anyone know where that comment comes from?
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 03:28:30 pm »

Dr. Barclay V. Head 1911 page 224 we have indeed the direct assertion of Plutarch {alex,c.4}Philip was also successful at Olympia with the race -horse a victory of which he perpetuated the memory on his tetradrachms.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 03:35:36 pm »

this one is a life time issue
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 07:39:00 pm »

Thanks Grant, much appreciated!  Here is my lifetime tet from Amphipolis.

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