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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1327. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $5250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Abdera. Circa 386-375 BC. AR Tetradrachm (11.41 gm). ABÐH, griffin seated left, preparing to spring / EPI ZHNWNOS, Hermes, nude but for cloak, standing right, holding caduceus in right hand, left outstreched; kantharos to right. May 447 (A301/P354); Weber 2378 (same dies). Choice EF. ($4000)

From the William N. Rudman Collection.

This coin is much nicer than any of the four specimens cited by May. It is also the only specimen with the full magistrate's name, ZHNWNOS, instead of ZHNWNO as recorded by May.