|Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 489. Estimate $1500.
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005.
Sold For $2600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
After 188 BC. AR Didrachm (7.63 gm, 12h). Dated year 3 (186/5 BC?). Laureate head of Zeus right; lotus-tipped sceptre over shoulder, B (partially erased in die) behind / OINOAN/DEwN
below in two lines, eagle standing right on winged thunderbolt, wings closed, bunch of grapes and G
(year) in right field. Cf. BMC Lycia pg. 73, 1. EF. ($1500)
The bunch of grapes is an appropriate symbol on a coin of Oinoanda (oine=vine, oinos= wine).
See lot 484 for more information on the coinage of Oinoanda.