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650164
Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 164. Estimate $15000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $16000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Dikaia. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Stater (9.85 gm). Beautiful Archaic-style head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Diagonally-divided incuse square. BMC Thrace pg. 115, 1; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Ashmolean 3599 = Kraay, ACGC 562. Good VF, surfaces slightly grainy, obverse well-centered and well-struck, with a strong portrait framed by an exceptionally aggressive-looking lion's skin headdress. Very rare. ($15,000)