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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 261. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Ephesos. Circa 390-325 BC. AR Octobol (5.04 gm). Struck circa 340-330 BC. Themistagoras, magistrate. Bust of Artemis right, wearing earring and stephane, quiver over shoulder / Forepart of stag kneeling right, palm left, small bee to right; magistrate's name right. BMC Ionia pg. 57, 78 var. (magistrate); SNG Kayhan 249 var. (same); SNG von Aulock 1841 var. (same); Head pg. 46 var. (same). Toned EF. Very pleasing Hellenistic style. A very rare issue and apparently unpublished from this magistrate. ($1500)

See SNG Copenhagen 222 for a tetradrachm from this same magistrate.