Two Extremely Rare Early Staters
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Letaioi.
|CNG 87, Lot: 281. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 480 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 8.71 g, 10h). Centaur right, carrying off protesting nymph; retrograde ΛETAI[ ]N to upper left / Crested Corinthian helmet right within incuse square. Topalov 30; HPM pl. VI, 3 (same obv. die); AMNG III/2, 27 (Lete); SNG ANS -; Traité I 1583 (Lete). VF, toned, some roughness, edge split, double struck on reverse. Extremely rare.
Ex Gorny & Mosch 142 (10 October 2005), lot 1300.