|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 209. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Late 5th century-364 BC. Lot of two AR Hemiobols. Both coins: Half wheat grain, sprouting end upward / Wheat ear upward. Varieties: (a) 0.38 g, 7h. On reverse, E-R across lower field. Head, Boeotia
p. 48 // (b) 0.38 g, 10h. Obverse engraved in detail / Reverse engraved in a simple style, P-(E retrograde) across lower field. This variety unpublished in the standard references. Coins Near VF and Near EF, respectively. Two (2) coins in lot. ($300)
(a) is said to have been found in central Arcadia. There were a lot of small sanctuaries in this mountainous area and it would be natural for pilgrims from the north, on their way to Olympia and other Peloponnesian cities, to pay their respects to the local deity by leaving a small contribution.