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Ex Niggeler and Jameson

Triton XV, Lot: 1259. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $60000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYPRUS, Amathos. Zotimos(?). Circa 385/0 BC. AR Stater – Didrachm (20mm, 6.49 g, 9h). Lion recumbent right; above, eagle, wing spread, flying right; [legend in exergue] / Forepart of lion right, mouth agape and tongue extended; zotimo (in Cypriot) between jaw and paws. Amandry, Amathonte 130,1a.1 (D1/R1) = Jameson 1622 (this coin); Tziambazis 7; Traité II 1266, pl. CXXXII, 23 = de Luynes 3003 (same dies); BMC –. Good VF, toned. Very rare.

Ex Münzen und Medaillen 54 (26 October 1978), lot 346; Walter Niggeler Collection (Leu/Münzen und Medaillen, 3 December 1965), lot 448; Robert Jameson Collection, no. 1622; J. Hirsch XVI (6 December 1906), lot 672.

Although the name Zotimos is clearly present on the reverse, this coin belongs to a series with a second, undeciphered name in the exergue on the obverse, which may indicate a different ruler.