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Research Coins: Electronic Auction

 
4320082

Important Overstrike

432, Lot: 82. Estimate $200.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 465-430 BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 10.92 g, 6h). Warrior advancing right, holding shield and spear / Triskeles; EΣT above; below, lion at bay left; all within incuse square. SNG BN 13 (same dies). VF, struck from worn dies, overstruck on a stater from an uncertain mint in southern Asia Minor (see CNG 109, lot 190 [an unpublished issue]).


The presence of the overstrike here suggests why the CNG 109 piece was not previously published--perhaps it was a limited issue that was largely overstruck at a later time (likely a significant reason we often find coins of previously unknown types in archaic hoards).