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Heritage Auctions, Inc.   |   World Coins & Ancient Coins #3066   |   17 August 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Lot 30048





Estimate: 10'000 USD   |   Starting price: 5'000 USD Price realized: 12'000 USD
AEOLIS. Myrina. Ca. 155-145 BC. AR tetradrachm (32mm, 15.84 gm, 12h). NGC XF 5/5 - 3/5. Laureate head of Apollo left, hair in long, loose curls at nape of neck / MYPINAIΩN, Apollo Grynius standing right, filleted laurel branch in left hand, phiale in right; omphalus and amphora decorated with A before; ΠΧ monogram in left field, all within laurel wreath. BMC Aeolis -. SNG Copenhagen (Aeolis-Lesbos) -. Sacks, ANS Museum Notes 30, -. Unpublished in all known references. Matte surfaces with beautiful portrait. Although beautiful and quite popular among collectors, tetradrachms from Myrina are not rare, as evidenced by the population report of currently 122 total pieces certified by NGC. However, until now, there has yet to surface a specimen with a left-facing portrait. None of the standard references discuss the existence of such a type and no other experts consulted about the coin could recall having ever seen an example. Sure to be a prize in the collection of the bidder fortunate to win this lot!HID05401242017

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