|Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 1005. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010.
Sold For $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 450-425 BC. AR Tritetetartemorion(?) (0.48 g). Ram’s head left / Incuse square, divided diagonally by dotted lines, and each side with square relief projecting inward. Campo pl. XVI, 2; Villaronga, Monedes
, group 1-2-1-1; CNH -; Furtwängler group Qe; SNG BM Spain -. Good VF, toned. Rare.
These coins are found with a great variation in weight, ranging from 0.65 to 0.05 grams. The majority fall below 0.30 grams, with only a handful at heavier weights. There are too few known, however, to clearly establish whether there were different denominations, or whether there was a long reduction in weight of one denomination. None of the references distinguish coins of differing weights, but merely identify these by type (except for Furtwängler, who calls them Phocaic Tritetetartemorion).