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Third Known Aperlai Drachm

CNG 91, Lot: 328. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LYCIAN LEAGUE. Circa 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 2.44 g, 12h). Aperlai mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; [bow and quiver over shoulder] / Kithara; ΛYKIΩ[N] above, A-Π flanking; to lower left, sword-in-scabbard behind round shield; all within incuse square. Cf. Troxell, Lycian, p. 251, 23A (for issue), otherwise unpublished. Good VF. Extremely rare, the third known drachm from Aperlai, and the only one with this symbol.