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CNG 103, Lot: 194. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of BOSPOROS. Asander. As king, circa 43-16 BC. AV Stater (20mm, 8.21 g, 12h). Dated RY 6 (42/1 BC). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΣANΔPOY, Nike, holding wreath in extended right hand, palm frond in left, standing left on prow left; retrograde ς (date) to inner left. Frolova & Ireland § 6, 11 var. = Natwoka 6a var. (date not retrograde, monogram); Anokhin 1321 var. (same; same obv. die); MacDonald 189/1 (this coin illustrated); RPC I 1848; HGC 7, 201; DCA 447 corr. (42/1 BC). EF, lustrous, slight die shift. Well centered. Very rare variety.

Ex Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Triton XIX, 5 January 2016), lot 2047; Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 737420 (March 2004).