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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1339. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Kings of. Skostokos. Circa 277-260 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.67 gm). Head of the deified Alexander right / [BA]SILEWS right, LUSIMAXOU left, Athena seated left, holding Nike in her extended right hand, left arm leaning on her shield; herm before, SKOSTOKOU in exergue. SNG Copenhagen 1171; SNG Ashmolean 3779; Youroukova 103. Toned EF, very high relief. Very rare. ($2500)

Skostokos was a Thracian or Scythian dynast who took control of the city of Ainos (where, according to Mørkholm, these coins were struck) during the unsettled period following Lysimachos' death.