|Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 149. Estimate $1500.
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010.
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 431-400 BC. AR Stater (12.10 g, 9h). Chimaera standing right, raising forepaw; retrograde ΣE below / Dove flying right; Θ above tail feathers (faintly visible); all within wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 203.4 corr. (same dies). EF, bright surfaces, a little die rust on reverse. Rare.
Ex BCD Collection (not from previous BCD sales).
In the BCD Peloponnesos catalog, the Θ is not noted on lot 203.4, from the same dies as this coin. The present coin, however, clearly shows the faint traces of the letter, which must have been so shallow in the dies as to only appear on strongly struck examples.