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2130036
213, Lot: 36. Estimate $200.
Sold for $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 463-449 BC. AR Stater(?) (20mm, 4.36 g). Satyr advancing right, carrying protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; cf. SNG Copenhagen 1010-1. VF, porous.


An unusual piece struck on a thin and lightweight flan, with figures on the obverse that are comparable in size to those of staters. There is no indication that it is a fourrée stater (its thin flan accounts for the light weight and would have made it a poor counterfeit anyway).