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Macedonian Bisaltae Tribe Octodrachm

Macedonian Bisaltae Tribe Octodrachm

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger and Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist & Consignment Director, World and Asian Coins

The ANA World’s Fair of Money and Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Auction to be held this August in Chicago will offer an impressive group of ancient coinage. The region of Macedon provides the location for the group that produced the impressive Octodrachm (equivalent to eight drachms) we preview this week. Before the time of Alexander the Great (and other kings of Macedon), various tribes ruled areas of Greater Macedonia, the region just northeast of Greece, but west of Thrace and the Black Sea. 

Choice Gold Stater of Alexander the Great

Choice Gold Stater of Alexander the Great

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

The weekly iAuctions here at Stack’s Bowers are a great source for collectible coins within a reasonable budget! Every month (closing on the first Sunday of the month) these iAuctions will contain World and/or Ancient coins, including some very notable highlights such as this piece. This week we have a coin from the reign of one of the most famous ancient rulers, Alexander the Great. 

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