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CNG 111, Lot: 239. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $5260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 150-140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.92 g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Erasippos, son of Aristeos, “magistrate”. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / Apollo Delphios standing left, left elbow resting on tall tripod to right, holding in right hand a branch tied with fillet; EPAΣIΠΠOΣ APIΣTEOY to left, MAΓNHTΩN to right, meander pattern below; all within laurel wreath. Jones obv. die 26; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG von Aulock 2042; Hunterian 7 (same obv. die). EF, toned, tiny die break on obverse. Impressive.

Ex CNG inventory 876128 (July 2010).