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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 454. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AEOLIS, Grynion . Circa 3rd Century BC. Æ 16mm (3.42 gm). Three-quarter facing head of Apollo, turned slightly left, wearing laurel wreath / GURNHWN, mussel shell. SNG Copenhagen 202ff; BMC Troas pg. 133, 1; SNG von Aulock 7689; Laffaille, "Choix de Monnaies Grecques en Bronze," 147 = Laffaille 462 (this coin). Near EF, dark brown patina. ($1000)

Ex Maurice Laffaille Collection (Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 76, 19-20 September 1991), lot 462; Vinchon Auktion (1959), lot 537; Géneral de Grandprey Collection (Ciani, February 1935), lot 163.