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Three Rare Kolchis Gold Staters

Triton XV, Lot: 1188. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KOLCHIS. 1st century BC. AV Stater (15mm, 3.52 g, 7h). Imitating Alexander III of Macedon. Stylized head of Athena right; ornaments around / Stylized Nike standing facing; three pellets at each side. Lang 4 var. (ornamentation); de la Tour 9377; Paulsen pl. 3, 47 var. (same); K. Golenko, “Kolchis” in Chiron 2, pp. 570–2. EF.