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KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.68 g, 12 h), the obverse die signed by Dan..., Rhodes, circa 201-190. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress; on the lip, signature ΔAN. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left, monogram above rose; below throne, PO. Price 2514. Rare. A bold and impressive example with light toning. Light doubling on the obverse , otherwise, about extremely fine.

From a European collection, formed before 2005.

This is one of just very few known cases of an artist signing his work on a Hellenistic tetradrachm.
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