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

Lot nuber 393

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Stater (20mm, 16.64 g). Phokaic standard.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 393.
 Estimated: $ 20 000

Greek, Electrum

Sold For $ 27 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Stater (20mm, 16.64 g). Phokaic standard. Ithyphallic ass walking left on convex circle (shield?) / Centrally placed large incuse square flanked by two small incuse squares (the same punch struck twice). Unpublished. Good VF. Unique.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Triton XXI (9 January 2018), lot 486; Numismatica Ars Classica 92 (23 May 2016), lot 199.

This and the previous lot, both struck on the Phokaic standard, feature designs placed on raised roundels or shields. These coins may be part of a single series, perhaps all from the same mint, unified by the shield theme and the common weight standard. Two other coins in the same apparent series appeared in NAC 92, lot 203 (ram on shield) and lot 209 (stag forepart on shield), while another type, fibula on shield, appeared as lot 487 in Triton XXI (also noting published fractions of that issue). Further research is called for to identify other types in this series and to search for any links in the reverse punches.

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.