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Triton XVI, Lot: 24. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $75000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SKYTHIA, Olbia. Circa 460-450 BC. Cast Æ (79mm, 293.64 g). Paus(a)-, magistrate. Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet; to left, dolphin upward; all within incuse circle / Wheel with four spokes (‘solar disk’); EΠI ΠAV[Σ] (retrograde) around rim of wheel. Anokhin 161 var. (legend not retorgrade); Karyshkovskij –; Frolova & Abramzon –; SNG BM Black Sea –; SNG Pushkin –; SNG Stancomb –; Sutzu II –. VF, dark green patina. Extremely rare, the finer of only 2 of this type known, the other is in the Odessa Archaeological Museum.

From the Alex Shubs Collection. Ex Tkalec (9 May 2005), lot 55.