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Lot 1059

Estimate: 4'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 3'200 CHF Price realized: 6'000 CHF
Greek Coins
Thracian Islands, Samothracia. Triobol or hemidrachm circa 500-475 BC, AR 2.16 g.
Description Sphynx seated l., r. foreleg raised. Rev. Lion’s head l., with open jaws within dotted frame; all within incuse square. References
Schwabacher, Ein Fund Archaischer Münzen von Samothrake, Transactions of the International Numismatic Congress, 1936, p. 111, 9 and pl. XI, 9a (these dies)
Jameson 2444 (these dies)
SNG Copenhagen 991 Condition
Very rare. Of superb style and with an enchanting old cabinet tone, weakly struck on reverse, otherwise extremely fine / about extremely fine Provenance
Heritage sale 3037, 2015, California collection, 29975

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