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Extremely Rare Eagle Type

CNG 111, Lot: 209. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.06 g). Eagle standing left, wings spread and head down, holding tunny left in its talons / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 94; Greenwell 151; Boston MFA 1454 = Warren 1576; SNG BN –; BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –; Myrmekion –; Rosen –; Weber –. Good VF, small area of flat strike on obverse. Extremely rare, one in CoinArchives, and only the Boston piece noted in the standard references.

From the Siren Collection.