|Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 1220. Estimate $750.
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010.
Sold For $925. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 165-42 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.93 g, 12h). New Style coinage. Hera-, Aristoph-, and Aristok-, magistrates. Struck 136/5 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ names in fields; to left, lion skin draped over club, bow in case behind; M on amphora, ΣΩ below; all within wreath. Thompson 340a-b var. (same obv. die, AN not ΣΩ). EF, minor die wear on obverse.
On p. 137, n. 1, Thompson notes that E. Beulé (Les monnaies d’Athènes [Paris, 1858]) had noted the ΣΩ control on some coins of this issue in Paris and Copenhagen, but she was unable to confirm his statements, and disregarded them. The present coin and the previous lot, however, proves that the ΣΩ control is present in the series.