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Triton XXI, Lot: 515. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ASIA MINOR, Uncertain. 5th century BC. AR Third Stater or Drachm (13mm, 3.23 g, 9h). Bull(?) standing left / Stag standing left, head right; palm frond to left; all within incuse square. Numismatik Neumann 53, lot 305; otherwise unpublished. Good VF, toned, surfaces a little granular. Extremely rare, apparently the second known.


The animal on the obverse appears to be the same creature featured on the obverse of other obscure early issues; see CNG 105, lot 393 (same denomination); CNG E-369, lot 140 and CNG E-321, lot 167 (obols); and CNG E-361, lot 748 (hemiobol). All of these coins have a similar style, and perhaps are part of a series from a single mint.