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Triton XXI, Lot: 433. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRETE, Phaistos. Circa 300-270 BC. AR Stater (10mm, 11.05 g, 1h). Herakles, nude but for lion skin draped over left arm, standing left, his left hand extended and holding one head of the Hydra, which he strikes at with club held in aloft in his right hand; crab between his legs below / Bull advancing right; ΦAIΣTIΩN above. Svoronos, Numismatique 59; Le Rider, Crétoises, pl. XXIII, 22 = Mionnet II p. 291, 254 (same dies); Berlin 162 = Regling, Kunstwerk 661 (same dies); BMC 12 (same dies); Hunterian 9; Traeger 300 (same dies). VF, toned, typical slight granularity.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection. Ex Shirley Hanbery Collection (Goldberg 96, 14 February 2017), lot 1679; Münzen und Medaillen AG 66 (22 October 1984), lot 192.