CARIA, Knidos. Circa 411-405/4 BC.
|Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 191. Estimate CHF2750.
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011.
Sold For CHF2700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Drachm (Silver, 6.12 g 6). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw. Rev.
ΚΝΙ Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair bound in a plain sphendone, wearing a plain necklace and with a beaded neck truncation; all within incuse square. Cahn -, but from his Series VI.2 (for some closely comparable dies see, obverse V 57 and reverse R 74). Cf. SNG Copenhagen 256 (Cahn 120). Cf. SNG Lockett 2888 (Cahn 113). Apparently an unpublished variant of one of the latest 5th century issues of Knidos
. A few minor marks, otherwise
, extremely fine.
Ex Triton XIII, 5 January 2010, 203.