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Extremely Rare Stater : Silenos

Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 336. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $9500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. EL Stater (15.85 g). Head of Silenos facing; two tunnies upward to either side / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Von Fritze I 77 (fractions); SNG France -; Hurter & Liewald I, 77. VF. Extremely rare, the third known.

The other two examples, noted by Hurter & Liewald, were in the Von Aulock Collection (but unpublished) and the Velkov Collection (Vinchon, 24 Nov. 94), lot 61 = CH II, p. 7, 2.