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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1460. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LYCIA, Dynasts of. Kuprilli. Circa 470-440 BC. AR Stater (9.78 gm). Two leaping dolphins; triskeles above and below, monogram / K-O, triskeles; lotus flower in corner, all in dotted incuse square. Mørkholm/Zahle -; SNG von Aulock -; Traité -; BMC -. Good VF. Unpublished and apparently unique! ($1000)

Ex Busso Peus Auktion 360 (27-30 April 1999), lot 35; Classical Numismatic Group Auction 42 (29-30 May 1997), lot 524.

The dolphins types are undoubtedly inspired by the 6th century BC staters attributed to the island of Karpathos off the coast of Caria.