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CNG 91, Lot: 85. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Byzantion. Circa 120-110 BC. AV Stater (20mm, 8.38 g, 12h). In the name and types of Lysimachos. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; monogram to inner left, BY below throne; in exergue, ornate spear left. Marinescu Issue 166, 623 var. corr. (O268/R– [unlisted rev. die]; monogram incorrect); Müller –; Mouchmov, Monnaies 111 (same obv. die). EF, underlying luster. Extremely rare, the third known for this issue, the only one not in a public collection (the other two are in Sofia and Tolbuhin, Bulgaria).