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

Lot nuber 398

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Trite – Third Stater (12mm, 4.66 g). Lydo-Milesian standard.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 398.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Electrum

Sold For $ 1 900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Trite – Third Stater (12mm, 4.66 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Facing head of lion or panther within triangular incuse [on a raised area] / Two square punches with raised lines within. Weidauer 158-9; SNG von Aulock –; Boston MFA –; Traité I 28; Triton XI, lot 248 (same die and punches); Gemini VIII, lot 75 (same die and punches). Toned, some die rust on obverse. VF. Extremely rare denomination, much rarer than the hekte and hemihekte.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 91 (19 September 2012), lot 301.

This trite is part of an electrum series consisting of staters, trites, hektes, hemihektes, and twenty-fourth staters (cf. Weidauer 156-65). Miletos and Samos have been proposed as the possible mint.

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.