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Triton XXI, Lot: 466. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Miletos. Circa 170-160 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33.5mm, 16.87 g, 12h). Molossos and Menes, magistrates. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath, hair falling in three strands on neck / Lion standing right, head reverted; MIΛHΣIΩN and star above, MENHΣ to right, MOΛOΣΣOΣ below. Gaziantep 1195 (this coin); Marcellesi 46; Kinns, CH, p. 177 = Spink NumCirc XC.3 (April 1989), no. 1670 (same obv. die); otherwise unpublished. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare, one of two known with these magistrates.

Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 71 (3 May 1995), lot 317; 1994 Gaziantep Hoard (CH IX, 527 and CH X, 308).