|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 407. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 375-333 BC. AR Obol (0.84 g, 8h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves on the visor / Owl standing facing, wings spread; Aramaic letters flanking. Meshorer & Qedar 87. Good VF, lightly toned, usual minor porosity.
Possibly the most intriguing of the Samarian types, the design on this obol is ultimately derived from the famous Athenian dekadrachm (see lot 230 above).