BOIOTIA, Federal Coinage.
|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 141. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 225-171 BC. AR Drachm (4.47 g, 7h). Laureate head of Poseidon right, border of dots / Nike standing left, resting on trident and holding wreath; BOIWT[W
N] downward on left; to inner left, grape bunch above monogram. Head, Boeotia
p. 90 corr. (Poseidon, not Zeus); BMC p. 42, 90; SNG Cop. 385; SNG Delepierre 1324 (same obv. die). Good VF, attractive old cabinet tone. ($500)Ex Auguste Delbeke Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 24 April 1907), lot 130.
This monogram also occurs alone and is visible on the photograph of coin 450 in the 1997 Thebes hoard publication (see lot 139 above) although in the text it is mentioned as an "unclear monogram". The obverse die of this lot is identical with coin 449 of the hoard which has a vertical club pointing downward as a symbol.