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Lot 20

Estimate: -   |   Starting price: 35'000 CHF Price realized: 50'000 CHF
GREEK COINS FROM THE ABOU TAAM FAMILY COLLECTION. THRACE. ABDERA. Stater, about 376-365 BC. 12.96 g. ABΔH Griffin seated l. with open wings, in front, cicada. Rev. EΠI ΦIΛA - ΔOΣ Nude, laureate and bearded Heracles seated l. on rock covered with the lion skin, head facing, his l. arm resting on his thigh, holding with his r. hand club resting on his r. knee; all within shallow incuse square. May, Abdera 235,396 (these dies); Lorber, Amphipolis/ Appendix 3, p. 178 (Philas),m (this specimen); SNG Lockett 1132 (this obv. die).
Rare and spectacular. Best classical style. Light tone. Well centred. Extremely fine
Auction Gorny & Mosch - Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH, Munich 44 (1989),152.

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