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CNG 103, Lot: 147. Estimate $500.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AKARNANIA, Thyrrheion. Circa 94-87/6 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 8.12 g, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Athena Alkidemos, advancing right, shield on left arm, preparing to cast spear; ΛE-ΩN across upper field; to left, monogram above [ΦA]TNI/[AΔ]A in two lines; club to right. Callataÿ, Late 8 (O2/R5) = BCD Akarnania 409.3 = K. Liampi, “Ein neuer Münzfund aus Thyrreion” in P. Berktold, et al., eds., Akarnanien – Eine Landschaft im Antiken Griechenland (Würzburg, 1996), p. 174, 6 (this coin); HGC 4, 923. VF, area of weak strike. Very rare, only ten examples noted by Callataÿ.

From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind. Ex BCD Collection (Münzen und Medaillen GmbH 23, 18 October 2007), lot 409.3.