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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 103. Estimate CHF6000. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF6200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Erythrai. Circa 500-480 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 7.06 g). Nude rider galloping to right Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 13. BMFA 1836. Jameson 2269. Kraay/Hirmer 603. SNG Copenhagen 554. Rare. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.

From the Spina collection, ex Triton VI, 13 January 2003, 350.

The horseman on this coin is similar to those on contemporary didrachms from Syracuse, but unlike the rather delicate and refined horses in Sicily, which have very carefully trimmed manes, the horse here is much more vigorously portrayed.