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Lot 8

Estimate: -   |   Starting price: 25'000 CHF Price realized: 40'000 CHF
GREEK COINS FROM THE ABOU TAAM FAMILY COLLECTION. SICILIA. ACRAGAS. Tetradrachm, about 460-440 BC. AR 17.31 g. AKPAC / ΣOTN(retrograd)A Eagle standing l. on dotted ground-line. Rev. Crab, below, floral spiral. U. Westermark, The Coinage of Akragas c. 510-406 BC, Studia Numismatica Upsaliensia 6 (2018),129,395.1 (this specimen). Rizzo pl. I,5 (this rev. die).
Very rare variety. High relief on obv. Beautiful old cabinet tone. Extremely fine
Comtesse de Béhague (comtesse de Béarn, 1870-1939) collection.
Pierre Arnaud collection.
Auction J. Vinchon, Paris 14 April 1984,23.
Auction Hess-Divo AG, Zurich 307 (2007),1041.

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