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Triton XV, Lot: 1187. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $18000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYCLADES, Syros. Circa 150-145/38 BC. AR Tetradrachm (35mm, 16.52 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 12 var. (D7/R– [unlisted rev. die]); SNG Copenhagen –; Pozzi 2056 var. (monogram); Dewing 1968 var. (same). EF, underlying luster, a hint of porosity. Very rare.


Ex Gemini VI (10 January 2010), lot 129.