CYPRUS, Marion. Sasmai/Sasamarios.
|Triton XV, Lot: 1264. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $16000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 470-450 BC. AR Stater (24mm, 10.61 g, 4h). Lion standing right, licking its right foreleg; Boiotian shield above, sa–sa–ma–o to-ka-ro-to-sa
(“Sasmai/Sasamarios, son of Doxandros”) in Cypriot across upper field, floral pattern in exergue / Phrixos standing left, clinging to the back of a ram standing left; ma–ri–eu–se
(“of Marion”) in Cypriot on left and below, Boiotian shield below; all within incuse square. Tziambazis 50; BMC p. 71, 1 = Traité II 1366; SNG Copenhagen 24; E.S.G. Robinson, “British Museum Acquisitions for 1930-31” in NC
1932, 10; ACGC 1108 = E.S.G. Robinson, “British Museum Acquisitions for the Years 1933-1934” in NC
1936, 45; Kunstfreund 168 (all from the same dies). Good VF, toned, minor roughness and light scratches under tone on reverse. Very rare.
Ex Spink 46 (9 October 1985), lot 133.