BOIOTIA, Federal Coinage.
|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 142. Estimate $150.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 225-171 BC. AR Drachm (4.99 g, 3h). Laureate head of Poseidon right, border of dots / Nike standing left, resting on sceptre and holding wreath; BOIWTW
[N] downward on right; to left, grape bunch above monogram. This variety unpublished in the standard references. Good VF, toned, the obverse off centre. ($150)
This coin and the previous lot (141) have the same symbol and monogram but on this one the ethnic is on the right and Nike carries a sceptre instead of a trident. We can therefore assume that the position of the legend and the choice of a trident or a sceptre for what is held by Nike was not important except perhaps to distinguish the work of one engraver from the other.