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Paionia, Lykkeios. 359-340 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Damastion or Astibos
Macedon, Paionia, Lykkeios. 359-340 BC. AR†Tetradrachm (12.80 gm) of Damastion or Astibos. Laureate head of Zeus r. in dotted border. / ΛΥΚΚ − ΕΙΟΥ, Herakles crouching l., strangling the Nemean lion. Bow and quiver below r. EF.† Exceptional luster, well struck. †Same dies: HGC 3.1 #142; Peykov E1000; NBRM Paeonia 32. Same obv. dies: AMNG III/2 p.200 #8; Babelon Traite II.4 #1253; Sotheby's Paeonian Hoard 63; SNG ANS 1019. SNG Cop 2 - .
Almost all the tetradrachms of Lykkeios are struck from the identical obverse die, with a distinctive raised square punch mark on the head of Zeus. This is possibly the tip of a punch that was sunk into the die to indicate the deepest part of the intaglio design. The die engraver failed to remove all traces of the punch.
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Jay GT4  [Oct 26, 2019 at 07:55 PM]
Oh my! Incredible artistry!