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Triton XV, Lot: 1174. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 525/0-500 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 6.16 g). Sea turtle with thick collar and row of dots down its back / Incuse square of “Union Jack” pattern with five incuse and three raised segments. Milbank Period I; SNG Copenhagen -; HGC 6, 440 (this coin illustrated); SNG Delepierre 1504-5; BMC 42-5; Dewing 1662 (same obv die); SNG Fabricius 357 (same dies). VF, lightly toned. Very rare earliest issue of drachms from Aegina.

From the BRN Collection. Ex Numismatica Genevensis VI (30 November 2010), lot 68.