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Triton XV, Lot: 1190. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KOLCHIS. 1st century BC. AV Stater (23mm, 3.32 g, 3h). Imitating Byzantion mint issue of Lysimachos of Thrace. Stylized head of the deified Alexander right / Stylized Athena Nikephoros seated left; transverse spear in background, N to inner left, H below throne, trident left in exergue; legend at sides degraded to hash marks. E.A. Arslan, “Uno statere aureo celto-dacio dal Vercellese” in SNL, Group I; Lang –; cf. de la Tour 9603; K. Golenko, “Kolchis” in Chiron 2, pp. 570–2. VF, wavy flan. Very rare.