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CNG Feature Auction 126

Lot nuber 54

SICILY, Himera. Circa 409-407 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.44 g, 4h). Obverse die signed by the artist Mai-. Choice EF.

CNG Feature Auction 126
Lot: 54.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 15 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Himera. Circa 409-407 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.44 g, 4h). Obverse die signed by the artist Mai-. The nymph Himera, holding reins in both hands, driving unruly quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning her with wreath held in extended right hand, left hand holding plaque inscribed MAI; in exergue, ketos left / Himera standing facing, head left, holding in right hand a patera over altar to left; to right, satyr bathing in fountain with lion-headed spout; [HI-MEP-AI]ON (retrograde) counterclockwise around from exergue. Arnold-Biucchi, Monetazione, Group IV, 22 (Q8/H17); Gutmann & Schwabacher 20; HGC 2, 436; SNG Lloyd 1022 (same dies); Basel 306 (same dies); Gillet 434 (same dies); Kraay & Hirmer 71 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XXI, 23 = de Luynes 977 (same dies). Faintly toned over lustrous surfaces, slightly compact flan and minor die rust on reverse, as usual. Choice EF.

From the Wild Rose Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 120 (6 October 2020), lot 254; Künker 236 (7 October 2013), lot 346; Superior (1 December 1990), lot 1936.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 126 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 28-29 May 2024. This lot is in Session One, which will begin 28 May at 9 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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