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430, Lot: 186. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYPRUS, Marion. Sasmas(?). Circa 470-450 BC. AR Stater (24.7mm, 10.98 g, 3h). Lion standing right, licking its right foreleg; Boiotian shield above, floral pattern in exergue / Phrixos standing left, clinging to the back of a ram advancing left; M (in Phoenician) below; all within incuse square. Cf. Zapiti & Michaelidou 1; cf. SNG Copenhagen 24. Near Fine, struck from worn dies. Very rare, apparently unpublished variety.