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Schönert-Geiss Plate Coin

Triton XXI, Lot: 377. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Maroneia. Late 2nd-mid 1st centuries BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.59 g, 12h). Head of young Dionysos right, wearing wreath of ivy and berries / Dionysos, nude, standing half-left, holding grapes in right hand, cradling narthex stalks in, and drapery hanging from, left arm; ΔIONYΣOY ΣΩTHPOΣ at sides, monogram to inner left, MAPΩNITΩN below. Schönert-Geiss 1000.1 (V9/R23 – this coin, illustrated); HGC 3, 1556; SNG Delepierre 802 (same dies); Pozzi 1054. EF, attractively toned. Wonderful style for this issue, with fine details.

Ex Spina Collection (Nomos 7, 15 May 2013), lot 23 (hammer 7500 CHF); Triton IV (5 December 2000), lot 191; Leu 25 (23 April 1980), lot 89.