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Triton XV, Lot: 1203. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Kyzikos. 3rd century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 13.19 g, 1h). Head of Kore Soteira left, hair in sphendone covered with a veil, wearing wreath of grain ears, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; [ΣΩTEIPA above]; below, tunny left / Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding patera in extended right hand, left arm resting on kithara to right; KY-ZI across upper field, grape bunch to left. Von Fritze II 32; SNG France 415 var. (control mark); SNG von Aulock 1225; Gulbenkian 675. Good VF, toned. Rare.

Ex Myers 9 (5 December 1974), lot 128; Virgil Brand Collection (Hess-Leu 31, 6 December 1966), lot 401; Naville V (18 June 1923), lot 2460; Wilhelm Froehner Collection (R. Ratto, 13 May 1912), lot 883; Gustave Durulfe Collection (Rollin & Feuardent, 9 May 1910), lot 499.