|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 437. Estimate $1750.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 425-395 BC. AR Stater (11.98 g). Early style. Boiotian shield / Bearded head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath; Q-E
across lower field; all within square incuse. Myron Hoard pl. B, 8-10; BMC p. 74, 58, pl. XIII, 8 (same rev. die); G. Hirsch 215 (2 May 2001), lot 214 (same dies). Good VF, even tone, minor die rust, slight porosity, die break beginning on reverse behind the neck. ($1750)
An unusual early rendering of Dionysos, retaining a great deal of individuality in his features. A rare reverse die.