|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 202. Estimate $3000.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Early-mid 4th century BC. AR Stater (12.17 g). Boeotian shield / Forepart of horse right, laurel garland around its neck; T-A flanking head; all within concave circle. BCD Boiotia 265 (same dies); Head, Boeotia
p. 52, pl. IV, 16 = BMC 29, pl. X, 4; SNG Copenhagen -; Traité III 344. Good VF, thin flan crack. Well centered on a broad flan.
From the BCD Collection.
Imhoof-Blumer, Münzkunde, p. 381, thinks that the garland may be celebrating a victory in a chariot race or other competition involving horses.