|Triton XIV, Lot: 157. Estimate $500.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 165-42 BC. AR Tetradrachm (38mm, 16.70 g, 12h). New Style coinage. Hera(kles), Aristoph-, and Mened(emos), magistrates. Struck 136/5 BC. Head of Athena Parthenos right, wearing necklace, pendent earring, and triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with the protomes of four horses above the visor, a Pegasos in flight rightward above the raised earpiece, and a curvilinear ornament on the shell / Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; A-ӨE above HPA/API-ΣTOΦ/MENEΔ (magistrates’ names) in four lines across field; to left, club facing upward, draped in lion skin and set over bow in case; B on amphora; all within wreath. Thompson 331 var. (same obv. die; control letters below amphora). Near EF, lightly toned, a few deposits. Struck on an impressively broad flan; unusual without the control letters.