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Electronic Auction 472

Lot nuber 118

CILICIA, Uncertain. 4th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.60 g, 6h).


Electronic Auction 472
Lot: 118.
 Estimated: $ 100

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CILICIA, Uncertain. 4th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.60 g, 6h). Head of Herakles facing slightly left, wearing lion skin headdress / Head of Aphrodite left, wearing earrings, necklace, and stephane decorated with palmette between two annulets. Göktürk –; SNG BN –; SNG Levante 242; SNG von Aulock –; SNG Copenhagen –; BMC –; Traité –; Brindley 443; Triton X, lot 384; CNG E-Sale 342, lot 333. Toned, some roughness. VF. Extremely rare.

From the Asher D. Atchick Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355 (15 July 2015), lot 165 (hammer $500).

The chronology of this issue is unclear, and though it is traditionally ascribed to the 4th century BC, it could be toward the end of that time frame. If so, there is speculation that the types may be an allusion to Alexander and Roxanne.

Closing Date and Time: 15 July 2020 at 10:39:00 ET.

All winning bids are subject to an 18% buyer’s fee.