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Lot 218

Estimate: 4'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 3'200 CHF Price realized: 12'000 CHF
Epirus, Ambracia. Stater circa 480-456, AR 8.37 g. Pegasus flying r.; below, Λ. Rev. Head of Athena l., wearing Corinthian helmet; all within partially incuse square. SNG Lockett 2226 (these dies). Calciati 3. Ravel, Colts, 5c (this coin).
A portrait of great elegance, work of a skilled master engraver struck on a broad flan. Light
iridescent tone, two unobtrusive die breaks on reverse and weakly struck on
obverse, test-cuts on edge and minor marks on obverse field,
otherwise about extremely fine / extremely fine

Ex Sambon Paris, 14 March 1923, 458; Ciani-Vinchon 6 February 1956, 409 and New York IV, 2002, 150 sales. From the Harald Salvesen collection.

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