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Two Very Rare Syros Tetradrachms

Triton XV, Lot: 1186. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYCLADES, Syros. Circa 150-145/38 BC. AR Tetradrachm (35mm, 15.41 g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Head of Demeter right, wearing wreath of grain ears / Two kabeiroi, nude but for cloak tied at their necks, standing facing, each wearing laurel wreath and holding staff in outer hand; ΘEΩN KABEIPΩN at sides, ΣYPIΩN below, monogram to lower right; all within wreath. Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry 8 (D4/R7 – this coin); SNG Copenhagen –; Pozzi 2056 var. (monogram); Dewing 1968 var. (same). Good VF, toned. Very rare.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 84 (5 May 2010), lot 514; Vinchon (26 April 1999), lot 177; A. Hess 253 (9 March 1983), lot 214; 1934 Philippopolis Hoard (IGCH 906).