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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 187. Estimate CHF6500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 408/4-380/66 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.06 g 6), under the magistrate Pythion. Lion’s scalp facing. Rev. ΠΥΘΙΩΝ / ΣΑ Forepart of a bull to right, with an ornamental collar and a dotted truncation; behind, laurel branch. Barron 149 var. (same obverse die, but new reverse die). Meadows, Hecatomnos, p. 107, 23 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 1689 (same obverse die). Toned and quite attractive. Some surface roughness and a purplish patina as found otherwise, nearly extremely fine.

Ex Peus 401, 3 November 2010, 373, Peus 384, 2 November 2005, 292 and CNG 67, 22 September 2004, 715.