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11100182

127 Year Pedigree – Ex Brand and Gil´ Collections

CNG 111, Lot: 182. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of BOSPOROS. Asander. As king, circa 43-16 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.00 g, 12h). Dated RY 16 (32/1 BC). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΣANΔPOY, Nike, holding wreath in extended right hand, palm frond in left, standing left on prow left; ςI (date) to inner left. Frolova & Ireland § 6, 28 (O12/R18) = Natwoka 13a = Bertier, Materials 27 (2) = Giel 60 (this coin, illustrated in both references); Anokhin 1330; MacDonald 205/2; RPC I 1853; HGC 7, 201; DCA 447. VF, some die wear, light scrape and graffiti in field on reverse. Very rare, one of only four examples noted by Frolova & Ireland.


Ex Goldberg 91 (7 June 2016), lot 1836; Stack’s (18 July 2007), lot 518; Münzen und Medaillen AG 41 (18 June 1970), lot 118; Virgil Brand Collection (Hess-Leu 31, 6 December 1966), lot 384; Ars Classica XVII (3 October 1934), lot 522; Ars Classica XIII (27 June 1928), lot 828; Khristian Khristianovich Gil´ Collection (c. 1893).