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591416
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1416. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LESBOS, Methymna. Circa 480 BC. AR Stater (8.51 gm). MAQVMNA[IOS], boar standing right, head lowered / MAQVMNAI-OS, helmeted head of Athena right, dotted square border; all within an incuse square. Boston MFA 1659 (this coin); Jameson 1466 var. (same dies, without the ethnic on the reverse); Rosen 549 (same dies). Good VF. Rare. ($3000)

From the Robert Schonwalter Collection. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auction VIII (6 June 1980), lot 225; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Warren Collection, 1069; Greenwell Collection; Lesbos Hoard 1891 (IGCH 1187).