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Triton XV, Lot: 1272. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $16000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYPRUS, Salamis. Nikokles. Circa 374-361 BC. AV Third Stater (11mm, 2.75 g, 1h). Draped bust of Aphrodite left, wearing ornamented stephanos, earring, and necklace; Cypriot a to right / Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with wreath, round earring, and necklace; Cypriot Ba Ni across field. Markou 4; Tziambazis 120; Traité II 1160 = Waddington 4811; BMC 61 var. (no letter on obv.); ACGC 1085 var. (same); Pozzi 2896 (this coin). Near EF, toned, small scrape and die rust on reverse.

Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection (Part 3, Sotheby's, 9 June 1983), lot 137; S. Pozzi Collection (Naville-Ars Classica I, 14 March 1921), lot 2896.