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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
Provenance:
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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