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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 300. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TROAS, Gergis. Late 5th century BC. AR Drachm (3.63 g, 9h). Wreathed head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right / GER-GISI-O, Sphinx standing right within incuse square. Unpublished. Near VF, toned, surfaces rough and corroded, scratches. Unique.

The earliest coins published coins of Gergis are a series dated to after 350 BC, retaining the general types used on the present coin, but without the reverse type set within an incuse (cf. Traité II 2392-2394). This and the previous lot now expand our knowledge of Gergis’ minting into the 5th century BC.