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CNG 111, Lot: 159. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 400/390-353 BC. AR Three-eighths Obol (6mm, 0.26 g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Eleusis-ring. Kroll –; HGC 4, 1684 (‘Hemiobol’, circa 339–8 BC). VF, toned, some porosity. Rare.

From the Ealing Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 63 (21 May 2003), lot 347.

For a discussion of the reverse type, and the dating and denomination of this issue, see J. Kroll, “The Reminting of Athenian Silver Coinage, 353 B.C.” in Hesperia 80 (2011), pp. 252–3.