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CNG Feature Auction 115

Lot nuber 48

SICILY, Paropos. Circa 200-150 BC. Æ (15.5mm, 2.33 g, 12h).

CNG Feature Auction 115
Lot: 48.
 Estimated: $ 300

Greek, Bronze

Sold For $ 1 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Paropos. Circa 200-150 BC. Æ (15.5mm, 2.33 g, 12h). Laureate and bearded head left / Hound at bay right; ΠAPΩΠ below. Roma E-Sale 69, lot 313 (hammer £1700), otherwise, unpublished in the standard references. Green-brown patina. VF. Extremely rare, one of two known.

From the Martinez Collection. Ex Astarte XIV (24 April 2004), lot 156.

Paropos was a coastal settlement in northwestern Sicily, located somewhere between Panormos and Thermai Himeraiai. During the First Punic War, a Roman army was ambushed and slaughtered by the Carthaginian forces near the city. Until the appearance of this issue, the coinage of the city consisted of two very rare bronzes in two separate denominations.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 115 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 16-17 September 2020. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 16 September 2020 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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