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11100169
CNG 111, Lot: 169. Estimate $500.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LAKONIA, Lakedaimon (Sparta). Areus I. 309-265 BC. AR Obol (11.5mm, 0.71 g, 5h). Struck circa 265 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin / Club; six-rayed stars flanking. Grunauer Group II, Series 1, 8 var. corr. (V–/R7 [unlisted obv. die, number of rays]); BCD Peloponnesos 839–40; HGC 5, 610. VF, toned, chipped flan, typical granular surfaces. Very rare.


From the MM Collection. Ex Künker 280 (26 September 2016), lot 194; Elvira Elisa Clain-Stefanelli Collection (Naville Numismatics 22, 1 May 2016), lot 57.