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Paeonian Kingdom, Patraos, 335 - 315 B.C.
As discussed by Wayne Sayles in "Ancient Coin Collecting III, Numismatic Art of the Greek World," the obverse of this coin is minted in archaizing style, "with the frontal almond eye common to the art of a century earlier." This type was produced with both the archaic eye and the modern profile eye. "The contrast is not one of stylistic transition, but rather of artistic intention. In fact, the archaizing version seems to have been issued toward the end of the series."
Patraos was allied with Macedonia, and Paeonian light-armed cavalry were important in Alexander's campaign. Curiously, the fallen soldier has a Macedonian shield and wears Macedonian armor.
SH76199. Silver tetradrachm
, Paeonian Hoard
377 (same rev.
2233 (same), SNG Cop
1388 ff. var. (control), AMNG
III/2 4 var. (same), SNG ANS
1031 var. (same), VF, well struck and centered on a tight flan
, marks, some die wear, tiny edge crack, Astibos or Damastion
12.460g, maximum diameter
25.6mm, die axis
, 335 - 315 B.C.; obverse
right, with short hair; reverse
ΠATPAOY, armed warrior on horse prancing right, spearing fallen enemy who holds spear and shield
, retrograde ME monogram
(control) in left field
Catalog current as of Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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