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

Lot nuber 405

ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 600-570 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (11mm, 2.89 g).


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 405.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Greek, Electrum

Sold For $ 7 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 600-570 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (11mm, 2.89 g). Head of lioness or panther facing; field of rough marks around / Incuse square with irregular markings. Konuk, Electrum, Type 3, dies O1/R2 corr. (O1 = O2); Nicolet-Pierre & Barrandon pl. IV, 17 (same dies); Barron pl. XXX, 6 = Weidauer 199 = Traité I 379 (same dies); HGC 6, 1168 (same obv. die as illustration); SNG Kayhan 638–9 (same dies); ACGC 67 (same dies); Adams I 98 (this coin). Lightly toned, a little die wear on obverse, some tiny deposits on reverse. Good VF. Well centered. Very rare.

From the MM Collection. Ex G. Hirsch 332 (20 September 2017), lot 2251; Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Part I, Classical Numismatic Group 100, 7 October 2015), lot 98; Berk BBS 106 (20 January 1999), lot 2.


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.