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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 771. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $1475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AEOLIS, Kyme. Circa 165-140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.51 g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Herakleides, magistrate. Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing taenia / Horse prancing right; one-handled cup below, eagle standing on thunderbolt below raised foreleg, HPAKΛEIΔHΣ in exergue; all within wreath. Oakley obv. die 64; SNG Copenhagen 105 (same obv. die). EF, toned, areas of slight roughness. Rare issue, only two obverse dies known to Oakley.

From Collection C.P.A. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 61 (25 September 2002), lot 655.