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Triton XXI, Lot: 374. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $32500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Ainos. Circa 359/8-357/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29.5mm, 14.79 g, 1h). Head of Hermes facing slightly left, wearing petasos / Goat standing right; AINION above; to right, eagle standing right. May, Ainos 434–5 var. (A263/P– [unlisted rev. die]); Von Fritze, Ainos, pl. ii, 2 (same obv. die); AMNG II 318; HGC 3, 1278; Regling, Kunstwerk 707 (same obv. die). EF, deeply toned. Dies of elegant style, finely centered and sharply struck, on a flan of extraordinary breadth for issue. Exceptional.

Ex Milennia Collection (Goldberg 46, 26 May 2008), lot 22 (hammer $37,000); Gemini VII (9 January 2011), lot 295 (hammer $32,000); Triton VI (14 January 2003), lot 213 (hammer $16,500) .