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Triton XV, Lot: 1212. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $3350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AEOLIS, Myrina. Circa 155-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (34mm, 16.94 g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath, hair in two plaits down neck / Apollo Grynios standing right, holding phiale in right hand, laurel branch in left; monogram and MYPINAIΩN to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath. Sacks Issue 44 (dies 84/a); SNG von Aulock –; SNG Copenhagen –; BMC –; Kress 166, lot 488 (same dies). Good VF, lightly toned, a few light cleaning marks, a couple spots of deposits. Extremely rare issue, only one example recorded by Sacks.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 79 (17 September 2008), lot 320.