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Ancient Coins - Greek (Macedonia through Cilicia)
 
 
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Lot 3630
Uncertain Thraco-Macedonian Tribes ("Lete"), c. 530-520 BC. AR Stater (9.66 g). Satyr grabs arm to caress reluctant nymph, who looks back; three pellets in field. Reverse: Divided incuse square. Dewing 1022; SNG ANS 961; BMC 6. Some random light scratches in obverse field where smoothing has occurred. Nevertheless, coin with excellent eye appeal. Toned. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,500.
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$1,438
Lot 3631
Macedonia. "Lete," c. 530-520 BC. AR Stater (9.76 g). Satyr grabs arm to caress reluctant nymph, who looks back; three pellets in field. Reverse: Divided incuse square. Dewing 1022; SNG ANS 952 ff.; BMC 6. Excellent, "rustic" archaic style, on good metal, but die chip at center. Toned. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 750.
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$518
Lot 3632
Macedonia. Neapolis, c. 400-360 BC. AR Triobol (1.75 g). Gorgoneion head facing. Reverse: Head of nymph right; ethnic around. SNG ANS 430 (same dies). Fine centering and strike. Porosity to reverse. Also, Acanthus, c. 470-390 BC., AR Tetrobol: Kneeling bull forepart, ΠE above / Granulated quartered incuse square (SNG ANS 44). Sharp strike and choice metal. Lot of 2 coins. Coins range from Choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Realized
$219
Lot 3633
Macedonia. Olynthos. Chlacidian League, c. 395-392 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.40 g). Laureate head of Apollo left. Reverse: Kithara, ethnic around. Dewing 1070; cf. Robinson p. 49, 50. Handsome Portrait, lightly toned. Fine example. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.
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$1,840
Lot 3634
Northern Greece. Psuedo-Rhodian Coinage. AR Drachm of Reduced Weight (2.66 g), c. 170 BC. Three-quarters facing head of Apollo. Reverse: Rose; club and bow symbols at left. SNG Cop. 786; SNG Fitzwilliam 4805. Boldly struck and lustrous. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$276
Lot 3635
Macedonian Kingdom. Phillip II, 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.27 g), Amphipolis mint, struck c. 315-295 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Jockey on horse right, torch symbol beneath. SNG ANS 784. Some remaining luster. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$345
Lot 3636
Macedonian Kingdom. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. Gold Stater (8.61 g), 'Amphipolis' mint, struck c. 330-320 BC. Helmeted Athena head right. Reverse: Nike left, holding wreath and stylis; kantharos at left. Price 168; Müller 193. Slight smoothing to cheek? Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $1,750 - 2,250.
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$2,013
Lot 3637
Macedonian Kingdom. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. Gold Stater (8.46 g), Abydos mint, struck c. 328-323 BC. Helmeted Athena head right. Reverse: Nike left, holding wreath and stylis; wheat ear at left, monogram below. Price 1519. Both sides of sweet style. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,750.
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Lot 3638
Macedonian Kingdom. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.1 g), Memphis, struck c. 332-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle, rose before foot; ΔI beneath throne, O to right. Price 3971; Müller 124. Slight porosity at lion's scalp. Otherwise, the perfectly centered and lightly toned obverse with splendid high relief portrait. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $950 - 1,250.
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$661
Lot 3639
Macedonian Kingdom. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.21 g), Lampsakos, struck 328-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle; Artemis symbol left, monogram under chair. Price 1356; Muller 398. Obverse a little softly struck; reverse sharp and choice. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $125 - 175.
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$138
Lot 3640
Macedonian Kingdom. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.44 g), Aspendos, struck 190/189 BC. Dated posthumous coinage. Head of Herakles right, with lion's skin headdress. Reverse: Zeus enthroned left; AΣ at left, date below, KB (year 22); at right, counterstamp with head of Helios facing. Cf. SNG Cop. Suppl. 183 (for type), and no. 181 for counterstamp (Phasalis mint). Lightly toned and interesting. Fine, Counterstamp Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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$196
Lot 3641
Macedonian Kingdom. Phillip III, 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.18 g), Babylon, struck 320-317 BC. A handsome coin. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle; "M" at left,ΛY under chair. Price P181; Muller 99; Newell (Demanhur) 4526. Finely centered and boldly struck, from among the finer dies of the series. Very lustrous. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $450 - 650.
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$489
Lot 3642
Macedonian Kingdom. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 294-288 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.19 g), Amphipolis, struck 294-293 BC. Rarely seen this nice. Winged Nike standing on prow left. Reverse: Poseidon brandishing trident left, fillet wrapped about arm, tripod symbol to left. Newell 157. Perfectly centered on round flan. Sharp and extremely lustrous. Mint State.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$2,760
Lot 3643
Macedonian Kingdom. Antigonos Gonatas, 277-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.12 g), Amphipolis, struck 271-270 BC. Macedonian shield with Pan bust blazon. Reverse: Athena Alkidemos left, brandishing thunderbolt. Dewing 1203; SNG Alpha Bank 986. Perfectly centered, tack sharp strike, with artistic toning. Probably an overstrike. Also, an Alexander the Great Tetradrachm of normal type, Boeotian shield symbol, Pella, c. 315-310 BC. (Price 248). Toned; obvious cleaning marks on reverse. Lot of 2 coins. Both Very Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 500.
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Realized
$748
Lot 3644
Macedonian Kingdom. Antigonos Gonatas, 277-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.99 g), struck 227-221 BC. Laureate head of Poseidon right. Reverse: Apollo holding bow, seated on ship's prow left; monogram below. SNG Dewing 1207; SNG Oxford 3264; Boston MFA 714. Almost perfectly centered on round flan. Poseidon impressively regal-looking, the Apollo choice. Lightly toned. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $1,750 - 2,250.
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$2,185
Lot 3645
Macedonia. Under Roman Rule, after 168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.91 g). Diademed head of Artemis right, comprising emblem of Macedonian shield. Reverse: Club, ethnic, and monograms, all within oak wreath. SNG Cop. 1314; SNG Ashmolean 3299. Toned. Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$276
Lot 3646
Macedonia. Under Roman Rule. AR Tetradrachm (17.03 g), c. 158-149 BC. Attractive group. Macedonian shield with lunate bosses, and central head of Artemis right. Reverse: Club within oak wreath, thunderbolt at left; monograms above and below. SNG Cop. 1310 var. Bold, clean strike, with Artemis of pleasing style. Plus Roman Macedon, AE 28 mm. c. 3rd cent. AD.: Diademed head of Alexander right / Alexander on horseback right; BMC 121; Lindgren 1374. Sharply struck in the finest, almost medallic style. Lot of 2 coins. Silver Choice Very Fine; Bronze Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 325.
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$322
Lot 3647
Macedonian Kingdom. Lot of Three Macedonian AE's, c. 311-239 BC. A pleasing little lot. Alexander the Great: Head of Herakles / Club, bow, and case; SNG Cop. 1113. Anonymous Regal Coinage: Macedonian shield with lunate bosses, and head of Herakles / Macedonian helmet, caduceus below; Price 2803; SNG Cop. 1134. And lastly, Antigonus Gonatus: Helmeted head of Athena / Pan erecting trophy; SNG Cop. 1213. All fine, well struck examples, with original green patinas. Lot of 3 coins. Coins range from nice Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 225.
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$150
Lot 3648
Lot of Six Mostly Hellenistic Bronzes, c. 359-100 BC. Good lot. Included are: Macedon, Philip II, AE 18: Apollo /Horseman (SNG ANS 708); Lysimachos, AE 18: Athena / Lion (SNG Cop. 1153); Pyrrhos of Epeiros, AE 18: Zeus/ Thunderbolt (SNG Cop. 102); Pontos, AE 19: Zeus / Eagle (BMC 24); Pergamon, AE 17: Athena / Owl (SNG von Aulock 1375 var.); and Maroneia, c. 400-350 BC., AE 15: Horse / Grape vine (SNG Cop. 630). All fine strikes, many with choice patinas. Lot of 6 coins. Coins average Choice Very Fine or better.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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$345
Lot 3649
Paeonian Kingdom. Patraos, 340-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm (12.65 g). Laureate Apollo head right. Reverse: Horseman spearing fallen enemy right, cap at left. SNG ANS 1023 ff. Sharply struck on spread flan, with virtually complete reverse. Modest smoothing to obverse right field, but with superior portrait for series. Toned. Nearly Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$311
Lot 3650
Thrace. Lot of Two Silver Fractions, c. 400-350 BC. From Maroneia, 400-380 BC., Triobol: Horse forepart left / Grape cluster within incuse square; Schonert-Geiss 269 (these dies unpublished). Finely centered, sharp and lustrous. Also Istros, c. 400-350 BC., Quarter Drachm: Inverted facing male heads / Sea eagle holding dolphin; SNG BM 250. Sharp and well centered, the metal a little porous. Toned. Lot of 2 coins. First Extremely Fine, second nearly so.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$184
Lot 3651
Thrace. Abdera. AR Drachm (2,27 g), 386/5-375 BC. Griffin springing to left. Reverse: Wreathed head of young Dionysus left, within linear square, magistrate's name around. May 405 (these dies); BMC 42. Finely centered and struck, on choice metal. Extremely lustrous. Superb Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $275 - 350.
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$518
Lot 3652
Thrace. Byzantion, c. 416-357 BC. AR Drachm (5.20 g). Cow left on dolphin. Reverse: "Mill sail" incuse square. BMC p. 3, 1-8. Boldly struck and deeply toned. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
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$173
Lot 3653
Thrace. Cherronesos, c. 400-350 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.44 g). Nice. Forepart of lion right, head reverted. Reverse: Quartered incuse, monogram and pellet in one quarter, barley ear in other. Cf. BMC 22. Bold sharp strike. Very lustrous. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $100 - 150.
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$184
Lot 3654
Thrace. Istros, c. 4th century BC. AR Drachm (5.40 g). Facing male heads, the right inverted. Reverse: Sea-eagle grasping dolphin in talons, monogram below. Cf. SNG ANS 249. Lightly toned. Nearly Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$265
Lot 3655
Thracian Kingdom. Lysimachos, 323-281 BC. Gold Stater (8.53 g). Head of deified Alexander right. Reverse: Athena Nikephoros seated left; beneath arm, ΛE. Thompson --; SNG Cop. --. Excellent, forceful portrait on very ample flan. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,750 - 2,000.
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Lot 3656
Thracian Kingdom. Lysimachos, 297-281 BC. AR Drachm (4.14 g), Ephesus, c. 294-287 BC. Head of deified Alexander right. Reverse: Athena Nikephoros enthroned left; lyre symbol at knee. Thompson 174; Dewing 1353. Toned. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $125 - 250.
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$207
Lot 3657
Thrace. Thasos, c. 500-490 BC. AR Stater (9.42 g). Satyr abducting protesting nymph right. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square. Svoronos pl. 10, 8; SNG Cop. 1008. Pleasing earlier style, but porosity to metal. Toned. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $275 - 375.
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$345
Lot 3658
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Lot 3659
Thrace. Thasos, c. 485-480 BC. AR Stater (8.92 g). Rare variant with theta; on generous flan. Satyr abducting protesting nymph right; below, Θ. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square. Svoronos pl. 10, 22. Finely centered bold strike. Pleasing style, with only very light, even porosity to metal. Toned. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 650.
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$546
Lot 3660
Thessaly. Larissa, c. 460-400 BC. AR Drachm (6.12 g). Youth restraining bull right. Reverse: In incuse square, horse prancing right, ethnic around; KY(?) countermark on horse. SNG Cop. 107 var. Obverse die fairly worn. Pleasing toning. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$173
Lot 3661
Thessaly. Larissa, c. 395-344 BC. AR Drachm (5.97 g). Head of Larissa nearly frontal. Reverse: Horse right with head lowered, ethnic around. SNG Cop. 122. Nicely centered. Pleasing toning. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$322
Lot 3662
Thessaly. Skotussa, c. 480-400 BC. Very Rare variant -- all published drachms with horse left, meanwhile fractions have horse right only. Forepart of horse right. Reverse: Barley grain with husk; ethnic around. SNG Cop. 2500 var. (horse left); Weber 2927 var. (horse left). Bold strike on good metal. Toned. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$460
Lot 3663
Akarnania. Thyrrheion, after 167 BC. AR Stater (9.58 g). Rare. Horned head of Achelous right. Reverse: Apollo Aktios enthroned left, holding bow. Cf. Weber 3112 for type, and this magistrate. The MTΘO monogram is missing in the major collections. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 700.
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$1,150
Lot 3664
Aetolia. Aetolian League, 279-168 BC. AR Stater (10.59 g). Scarce. Youthful male head right, wearing diadem entwined with wreath. Reverse: Aitolos stands left, foot on rock, holding spear and sword. BMC 10; SNG Delepierre 1253. Well centered and very lustrous. Lightly toned. Extremely Fine / Superb.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,200.
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$1,610
Lot 3665
Lokris. Lokroi Opuntioi, 369-338 BC. AR Didrachm (12.19 g). Head of Persephone left, with wreath of reeds. Reverse: Ajax right, with shield and sword; grapes below right, ethnic at left. SNG Cop 45 (same reverse die). Bold strike with choice centering. Lightly toned. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $650 - 950.
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$834
Lot 3666
Boeotia. Thebes, c. 379-338 BC. AR Stater (12.18 g). Boeotian shield. Reverse: Ornate amphora; name flanking. BMC p. 83, 150. Bold strike; some residual luster. About Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$380
Lot 3667
Attica. Athens, after 449 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.78 g). Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Owl right, olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Cop. 31 ff. Bold strike. Rather brightly cleaned. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$460
Lot 3668
Attica. Athens, after 449 BC. AR Drachm (4.25 g). Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Owl right, olive sprig and crescent behind. Dewing 1602. Light scattered porosity, but full crest on spacious flan. Lightly toned. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$259
Lot 3669
Aegina, c. 457-431 BC. AR Stater (12.18 g). Top view of land tortoise, banker's mark on shell. Reverse: Skew pattern incuse. SNG Delepierre 1535 ff. Nicely struck, in high relief, with complete devices. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$460
Lot 3670
Aegina, c. 457-431 BC. Lot of Two AR Staters. Top view of land tortoise. Reverse: Skew pattern incuse. SNG Delepierre 1535 ff.; cf. Dewing 1690. Banker's mark on shell of one. Other deeply toned. Lot of 2 coins. Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$449
Lot 3671
Corinthia. Corinth, c. 415-365 BC. AR Stater (8.36 g). Good lot. Pegasus with curled wing, walking left. Reverse: Head of Athena left, dolphin above, feeding cock behind. BMC --. Pegasus a little off center, otherwise a fine coin. And another: usual flying Pegasus / Athena left, statue of Zeus symbol (Ravel 686, same dies). Plus Boeotia, c. 330 BC., Hemidrachm: Shield / Kantharos (SNG Cop. 172 var.). Lot of 3 coins. First and last toned. Coins Very Fine and better.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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$391
Lot 3672
Sikyonia. Sikyon, 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.78 g). Chimaera left, ΣI below. Reverse: Dove flying left. SNG Cop. 63. Old collection toning. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
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$173
Lot 3673
Pontic Kingdom. Mithradates VI, 120-63 BC. Gold Stater (8.20 g), struck c. 88-86 BC. Time of the First Mithradatic War. Lysimachos type: Head of deified Alexander right / Athena Nikephoros left; ΔI below arm, IΣ on throne; trident in exergue. SNG Cop. 1094 (same dies); AMNG 482. Well centered, with luster. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
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$1,150
Lot 3674
Pontic Kingdom. Mithradates VI, 120-63 BC. Gold Stater (8.20 g), struck c. 88-86 BC. Time of the First Mithradatic War. Lysimachos type: Head of deified Alexander right / Athena Nikephoros left; ΔI below arm, IΣ on throne; trident in exergue. SNG Cop. 1094 (same dies); AMNG 482. Well centered, with luster. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
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$1,093
Lot 3675
Mysia. Kisthene. Persian Satraps. Orontes, c. 365-344 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.64 g), struck c. 357-352 BC. Very Rare. Hoplite, with conical helmet, kneels left, behind shield. Reverse: Forepart of winged boar right; satrap's name around. Babelon Traite II 2, 6; cf. ANS MN 31, pp. 28-29; SNR 60, Troxell, "Orontes, Satrap of Mysia," pp. 27-39. Fine art, boldly struck, and sharp. Artistic toning. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,200.
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$1,093
Lot 3676
Mysia. Pergamon, 123-67 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.76 g). Cista Mystica with snake, within wreath. Reverse: Bow case between entwined serpents; staff of Aesculapius at right. BMC 105. Boldly struck, on good metal. Lightly toned, with luster. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 175.
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$196
Lot 3677
Aiolis. Myrina, after 165 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.68 g). Laureate head of Apollo right.Reverse: Apollo Grynios right, holding phiale and branch, monogram at left, all within laurel wreath. Sacks, ANSMN 30, Issue 25. Well centered, better strike. Toned and lovely. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $600 - 750.
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Realized
$690
Lot 3678
Aiolis. Myrina, after 165 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.82 g). Laureate head of Apollo right. Reverse: Apollo Grynios right, holding phiale and branch, all within laurel wreath. Sacks, ANSMN 30, Issue 44. Neat, compact portrait of Apollo. Faint toning. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$403
Lot 3679
Lesbos. Mytilene, c. 377-326 BC. Electrum Hekte (2.54 g). Laureate head of Apollo right. Reverse: Head of Artemis right, coiled snake behind. Bodenstedt 100a. Nicely centered on fairly spacious flan. Light old toning. A lovely example. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 400.
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Realized
$518



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