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591198
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1198.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Naxos. Circa 420-415 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.96 gm). Bearded head of Dionysos right, wearing taenia decorated with an ivy branch / NAXION, nude and bearded Silenos squatting right on rocks, head left, holding kantharos in right hand and thyrsos in left; ivy branch behind. Cahn 101 (V66/R83); Rizzo pl. 28, 17 (same dies); Dewing 663 (same dies); Weber 1470 (same dies). Lightly toned VF. A pleasant example of this handsome coin. ($10,000)

From the William N. Rudman Collection.