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Lot 74

Estimate: 3'000 EUR   |   Starting price: 1'800 EUR ---
Tetrobol, um 520/500. Weintraube. Rs: Viergeteiltes Incusum. Artemis-Gyselen, Le monnaies archaiqes de Tenos, in: RBN CXXIII (1977), classe 2; SNG Copenhagen 766–7; Boston MFA 1295 = Warren 970; Jameson 1310; Pozzi 2057–60 (all cataloged as Tenos). 2,33g. Sehr selten. Vorzüglich. This tetrobol is part of a series that was traditionally placed at Cycladic Tenos, based on a stylistic argument by F. Imhoof- Blumer, who compared the grape bunch on these to later Hellenistic issues bearing that city's ethnic. Sheedy, however, convincingly showed that these coins cannot belong at Tenos. He argued that the style of the grapes was common at a number of mints, even outside the Cyclades, but, moreover, the metrology of these coins did not fit any weight standard used in the islands (cf. Sheedy, pp. 72–4 and HGC 6, p. 178).

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