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Triton XXVII

Lot nuber 115

MOESIA, Istros. Circa 260-253/40 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.47 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III. NGC Ch AU, 5/5, 4/5.

Triton XXVII
Lot: 115.
 Estimated: $ 4 000

Greek, 12h, Gold

Sold For $ 10 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MOESIA, Istros. Circa 260-253/40 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.47 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet decorated with coiled serpent / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Nike, wearing long chiton, standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand, cradling stylis in left arm; below left wing, IΣ within wreath. Vîlcu & Petac Group 3, 10 (O4/R7); Price 968; HGC 3, 1797; Anadol 484–93; ANS inv. 1944.100.38434 (same dies); BM no. 1927,0504.10 (same dies); Hermitage Sale II 680 (same dies). Underlying luster. In NGC encapsulation 6323054-003, graded Ch AU, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5. Very rare, only the coins listed above are published (with the museum pieces likely from the Anadol hoard), none in CoinArchives.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 115 (16 September 2020), lot 80.

Vîlcu & Petac associate the rare Alexander type staters struck at Istros with the participation of the city as a Seleucid ally in the Second Syrian War.

The final winners of all Triton XXVII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 9-10 January 2024.

Triton XXVII – Session One – Lot 1-337 will be held Tuesday morning, 9 January 2024 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 22.5% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 25% for all others.

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