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From the Niggeler and Jameson Collections

Triton XV, Lot: 1184. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $20000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRETE, Rhaokos. Circa 330-270 BC. AR Stater (28mm, 10.81 g, 6h). Nude Poseidon standing right, holding trident in right hand, left hand holding rein of horse standing right; rose(?) to right / Trident head; VA(retrograde P) to rigth, KIOИ to left. Svoronos, Numismatique 6, pl. XXIX, 11 = Mionnet 305 (same dies); Le Rider, Crétoises, p. 106, 5, pl. XXVI, 18 = Jameson 1343 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen –; BMC –; Dewing 2907 var. (legend). EF, toned, overstruck on a stater of Praisos (cf. Svoronos 11). Very rare.

Ex Walter Niggeler Collection (Leu/Münzen und Medaillen, 3 December 1965), lot 338; Robert Jameson Collection, no. 1343; Egger (7 January 1908), lot 525.