|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 164. Estimate $5000.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $6250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 400-375 BC. AR Stater (11.91 g). Boiotian shield, trident upward in centre / Poseidon, naked, advancing right, extending right hand and brandishing trident in his left; ARI-AR-T-IO-N clockwise around from lower left; all within concave circle. Head, Boeotia
p. 46, pl. IV, 3 = Imhoof-Blumer, Münzkunde
, 19, pl. IX, 3 (same dies); BMC 11, pl. VII, 16 = Traité III 296, pl. CCII, 33 (same rev. die); Hess 12 March 1906, lot 544 (same rev. die); Gillet Collection photofile 899 = de Sartiges 244 (this coin). VF, lovely old collection tone, well centered and very attractive. Very rare. ($5000)Ex Charles Gillet Collection (photofile), 899; Vicomte de Sartiges Collection, 244; Gustav Philipsen Collection (J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 856; A. Rhousopoulos Collection (J. Hirsch XIII, 15 May 1905), lot 1713.
The wear on this coin is so gentle and uniform that it adds to rather than detracts from its charm and beauty.