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Unique Drachm of Skostokos

Triton XV, Lot: 1102. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.24 g, 12h). Uncertain mint in Thrace. Struck under Skostokos, circa 285-281 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / [BAΣ]IΛEΩ[Σ] [Λ]YΣIMAXOY, Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear diagonally in background; herm to inner left, ΣKOΣTOKOY in exergue. Unpublished, but see W. Fischer-Bossert, “Die Lysimachaeier des Skostokos,” RBN CLI (2005) for the recent study of this coinage. Good VF, toned, porous. Unique.