Four Recorded by Brindley
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 374. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 380-370 BC. AR Stater (10.28 g, 12h). Head of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet / Head of young Herakles(?) left. Brindley, "Early Coinages Attributable to Issus," NC
1993, group 6, c (dies 2/d); Robinson, "A Stater of Issos," NC
1949, p. 119 (same dies); otherwise unpublished in the standard references. Good VF, lightly toned, struck with worn obverse die, two flan cracks, overstruck on uncertain undertype. Extremely rare issue, only four recorded by Brindley.
From the David Herman Collection. Ex Triton VIII (11 January 2005), lot 504.
Other than the Robinson specimen, the three previously known examples appeared at auction: Lanz 32 (29 April 1985), lot 282; Numismatic Fine Arts 23 (14 December 1989), lot 617; and Hess-Leu (12-13 April 1962), lot 323. All were struck from the same pair of dies.