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Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 391

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Stater (20mm, 16.52 g). Phokaic standard.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 391.
 Estimated: $ 15 000

Greek, Electrum

Sold For $ 9 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Stater (20mm, 16.52 g). Phokaic standard. Chimaera standing left / Two incuse squares of unequal size. BMC Ionia 41 = GPCG 18 = B.V. Head, “Metrological Notes on the Ancient Electrum Coins struck between the Lelantian Wars and the Accession of Darius” in NC 1875, pp. 285–8, pl. X, 9; Rosen Sale 73 = Pozzi 2369; New York Sale XLII, lot 154 = New York Sale XXX, lot 142; Roma XV, lot 140. Toned, a couple of flan cracks, some die rust. VF. Extremely rare, one of approximately five known, of which at least two are in public collections (BM and Landesmuseum).

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection, purchased from Freeman & Sear.

The common weight standard and similar style of incuse punches that this issue shares with the coinage of the “Shield Series” (see below), suggests that they may be related.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.