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3520031

Rare Mint Error

352, Lot: 31. Estimate $200.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 90-75 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 15.97 g, 12h). Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club, lion skin draped over left arm; ΔI monogram to inner left. Prokopov, Silberprägung 976 (V BBc1/R 779); cf. HGC 6, 359. VF, toned, slight bend in flan. Interesting mint error: Herakles’ name spelled HAKΛEOYΣ rather than HPAKΛEOYΣ. Very rare, only two examples noted by Prokopov.