|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 508. Estimate $750.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 395-338 BC. AR Stater (12.26 g). Charo-, magistrate. Struck circa 379-368 BC. Boiotian shield / Amphora; laurel wreath above, (archaic X
)A-RO across field; all within incuse concave circle. Hepworth 93 (same rev. die); Head, Boeotia
p. 66, pl. V, 8 = BMC p. 84, 166, pl. XV, 8 (same rev. die); Myron Hoard pl. E, 24; SNG Cop. 353 (same rev. die). Near EF, even grey tone, golden hues around the devices. Well centered and well struck on a large flan. ($750)Ex Stack's 17 September 1980, lot 109.
Charon was the leader of the successful nationalist insurrection in Thebes in 379 BC (see Hepworth, Epaminondas
, p. 39), known to Celator readers as "Operation Petticoat" (see The Celator
, vol. 8, no. 1, January 1994).