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Ex Garrett and British Museum

Triton XV, Lot: 1269. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYPRUS, Salamis. Uncertain kings. Circa 445-411 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 10.87 g, 5h). Ram recumbent right; pellet-in-crescent above, “Euelthon” in Cypriot around / Large ornate ankh enclosing Cypriot letter ku; Cypriot letters ko and ru flanking, floral ornaments in corners; all within incuse square. Tziambazis –; Traité II –; BMC 24, pl. X, 2 = R.H. Lang, “On Coins discovered during Recent Excavations in the Island of Cyprus” in NC 1871, 24 (this coin; Gorgos?); Tziambazis 102 (Gorgos?); ACGC 1081 (same dies); C.M. Kraay & P.R.S. Moorey, “Two fifth century hoards from the near east” in RN 1968, 63 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, areas of roughness. Extremely rare.

Ex John Work Garrett Collection (Part III, Numsimatic Fine Arts & Bank Leu, 29 March 1985), lot 154 (part of); Naville X (15 June 1925), lot 739; British Museum Duplicates (Naville V, 18 June 1923), lot 2770; 1869 Dali Hoard (IGCH 1276).