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11100141

Ex Hunt, Boston MFA, and Perkins Collections
Seltman Plate Coin

CNG 111, Lot: 141. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 16.90 g, 11h). Head of Athena right, wearing round earring and crested Attic helmet decorated with tiny spiral on the bowl (behind her ear) / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left, AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Seltman Group M, 404a (A266/P343) = Hunt IV 264 = Boston MFA 1059 = Perkins 286 (this coin); Asyut Group IV; HGC 4, 1590. VF, toned, some die wear on reverse. Well centered on a broad flan.


From the Ealing Collection. Ex Numismatic Circular CVII.4 (May 1999), no. 1936; Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Part IV, Sotheby’s, 19 June 1991), lot 264; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Collection (Numismatic Fine Arts VIII, 6 June 1980), lot 154; Catharine Page Perkins Collection (acquired from Perkins for Boston MFA in 1900, by E. P. Warren).