LOCRIS. LOCRI OPUNTII. Stater, about 420-380 BC. AR 12.13 g. Head of Demeter l., crowned with ears of corn, wearing necklace and triple-pendant earring. Rev. ΟΠΟΝΤΙΩΝ Ajax the Locrian, nude, wearing crested helmet, advancing r. on uneven ground, holding dagger in his r. hand, large round shield decorated with griffon on his l. arm; at feet, spear and branch. Traité pl. 206, 23. J. Morineau Humphris and D. Delbridge, The Coinage of the Opountian Lokrians (2014), 62, 124 (these dies).
Estimate: 1'000 CHF
Starting price: 800 CHF
Price realized: 2'600 CHF
Good style. High relief. Graffito ΜΙ on rev. Close to extremely fine
P. Arnaud collection (acquired in 1976 from Artnumismatique, Geneva)
Auction Hess-Divo AG, Zurich 307 (2007), 1165.