Thraco-Macedonian Tribes, Siris or Lete. Stater circa 500, AR 9.86 g. Nude ithyphallic satyr standing r. and grasping r. arm of nymph, trying to move away from him; in field above and below, two pellets. Rev. Incuse square, divided into four triangles. AMNG III, 8 and pl. XIV, 23. BMC 24. Svoronos, Hellénisme Primitif 5 var. (three pellets). cf. Vinchon sale 29 April 1974, Peyrefitte, 55.
Estimate: 40'000 CHF
Starting price: 32'000 CHF
Price realized: 55'000 CHF
An extremely rare variety of a very rare type. Of excellent Archaic style,
struck on a very broad flan and exceptionally complete for
the issue. Light iridescent tone and extremely fine
Ex New York sale IV, 2002, 118.