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Lot 217





Estimate: 4'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 3'200 CHF Price realized: 13'000 CHF
Epirus, Ambracia. Stater circa 480-456, AR 8.31 g. Pegasus flying r.; below, Λ. Rev. Head of Athena l., wearing Corinthian helmet and pearl necklace; behind, ivy-leaves. All within partially incuse square. SNG Lockett 2227 (this coin). Kraay, Ambracia, Q. Tic. VI, 1977, 6a (this coin). Calciati 2/1 (these dies). Ravel, Colts 8.
Of superb late Archaic style and with a lovely old cabinet tone. Obverse
slightly off-centre, otherwise about extremely fine

Ex Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 8 May 1916, Headlam 377; Naville VI, 1924, Bement 962; Glendining’s 27 May 1953, Lockett 1853; G. Hirsch XXIX, 1961, 435 and Leu 79, 2000, 552 sales. From the Harald Salvesen collection.

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