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CNG 103, Lot: 221. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AEOLIS, Myrina. Circa 160-143 BC. AR Tetradrachm (35mm, 16.33 g, 1h). Stephanophoric type. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch and phiale; monogram to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath. Sacks Issue 40, dies 70/a (this coin referenced); SNG Copenhagen –; BMC 1 (same dies); Nanteuil 635 (this coin). Good VF, old collection tone, minor flan flaw on cheek. Very rare issue, the first that CNG has handled, none in CoinArchives.

From the Leonidion Collection. Ex Auctiones AG 4 (26 November 1974), lot 139; Hess-Leu 36 (17 April 1968), lot 263; Henri de Nanteuil Collection, 635; Amourel (17 January 1921), lot 73.