|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 239. Estimate $1500.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
387-372 BC. AR Obol (0.90 g). Boiotian shield / PLA
, draped bust of Hera facing, wearing stephanos. Unpublished in this denomination. Good VF, even medium grey tone with purple hues around the devices. Possibly unique. ($1500)
The facing Hera of Plataiai was known only as a hemidrachm from a single reverse die up to now. The reverse die of this facing Hera obol is by a different artist indicating that perhaps hemidrachm and obol are not contemporary.