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290, Lot: 226. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KYRENAICA, Kyrene. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16mm, 16.69 g, 9h). The nymph Kyrene seated left on draped stool, touching silphium plant growing from ground before her; fruit of silphium plant behind / Horned head of Zeus-Ammon right within incuse square. Traité III 1803 = BMC 12a = Jameson 1346 = Kunstfreund 14 = NAC 59, lot 665; Triton VII, lot 383; Traité I 2017 var. (obv. type to right) and 2018 var. (forepart of Pegasos in place of fruit on obv.). Fine, crude strike, roughness. Extremely rare.