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89001200
Triton XV, Lot: 1200. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $22500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Kyzikos. 5th-4th centuries BC. EL Hekte (9mm, 2.65 g). Silenos crouching right on tunny right, supporting amphora on left leg and with left hand pouring wine into cup he holds in his right / Quadripartite incuse square. Hurter & Liewald I 172 (same obv. die); cf. Von Fritze I 172 (unlisted denomination); cf. Greenwell 42 (same); cf. SNG France 318-9 (stater); SNG von Aulock –; Boston MFA –. Choice EF, underlying luster. Extremely rare as a hekte.