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Lot 67

Estimate: 5'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 5'000 CHF Price realized: 8'000 CHF
IONIA. ACHAEMENID PERIOD. Uncertain satrap, about 350-333 BC. Tetradrachm, uncertain mint. AR 14.75 g. Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys, in kneeling-running stance r., holding spear (scepter ?) in his r. hand, bow in his outstretched l. hand; in field l., ΔH (upwards), grain ear in lower r. field. Rev. Circular incuse containing irregular pattern (map of the hinterland of Ephesus ?). BMC 323, 2; Traité pl. LXXXIX, 7; A. Johnston, The earliest preserved Greek map: a new Ionian coin type, Journal of Hellenic Studies 87 (1967), pl. 11, 30; L. Mildenberg, Über das Münzwesen im Reich der Achämeniden, Archaeologische Mitteilungen aus Iran 26 (1993), 79, 110 and pl. 12 (for type)
Very rare and intriguing type. Toned. Good very fine
D. Bérend Collection.
The MoneyMuseum, Zurich Collection.
Auction Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel 47 (1972), 536.
Auction Leu Numismatics Ltd., Zurich 76 (1999), 188.
Auction TRITON, New York XVIII (2015), 605.

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