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Triton XXI, Lot: 435. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYCLADES, Paros. Early 2nd century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.88 g, 1h). Mna–, magistrate. Head of female right, wearing wreath of grain ears / ΠAPI/MNA in two lines within ivy wreath tying below. Tully D3.B, 6a (this coin, illustrated); HGC 6, 663; Aufhäuser 7, lot 99 (same dies); CNG 60, lot 616. Good VF, toned. Well centered on good metal. Extremely rare, one of only three known with this magistrate.

Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG 73 (17 October 1988), lot 166; Virgil M. Brand Collection (Part 3, Sotheby’s, 9 June 1983), lot 84; E. Seltman Collection, purchased from Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1904.