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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
591406
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1406. Estimate $7500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 460-400 BC. EL Stater (16.00 gm). Dionysos reclining left on rock, holding kantharos in extended right hand; tunny below / Quadripartite incuse punch. Von Fritze 155; Boston MFA -; Dewing 2184. Good VF. Very rare. ($7500)

Dionysos is shown on this piece as a handsome young man reclining on the skin of a panther, an animal often associated with Dionysos. This artistic scene was probably taken from a painting.