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11100208

Rare Double-Bodied Sphinx Stater

CNG 111, Lot: 208. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $21000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (17mm, 16.05 g). Double-bodied sphinx, with one head facing, wearing ouraios, atop a tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Von Fritze I 128 (unlisted denomination); cf. Greenwell 101 (same); Boston MFA –; cf. SNG BN 280 (hekte); BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –; Myrmekion –; Rosen –; Weber –; Triton XX, lot 224; CNG 105, lot 149. EF. Well centered and struck. Rare as a stater.


From the Siren Collection.