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CNG Feature Auction 115

Lot nuber 993

CELTIC, Durotriges. Uninscribed. Circa 80-50 BC. Pale AV Stater (19mm, 6.16 g, 5h). Yarmouth (Durotrigan B) type.

CNG Feature Auction 115
Lot: 993.
 Estimated: $ 2 500

British, Gold

Sold For $ 8 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CELTIC, Durotriges. Uninscribed. Circa 80-50 BC. Pale AV Stater (19mm, 6.16 g, 5h). Yarmouth (Durotrigan B) type. Highly devolved head of Apollo right, with three-pronged spike at lower edge / Highly devolved horse right; pellets and ornaments in fields; zigzag line with pellets in exergue. Van Arsdell 1220-1; ABC 518 (this coin referenced and illustrated); SCBC 23. L. Lengyel, Le secret des Celtes (Robert Morel, 1969), p. 148 = CCI 03.0440 (this coin). Good VF. Extremely rare, approximately 14 recorded, of which 9 are in museums and 1 is fourrée, thus only 4 are known in private hands.

Ex Rudd FPL 124 (July 2012), no. 12 (one of three lots sold by phone bid); C. Hamblyn; Rudd FPL 75 (May 2004), no. 28; André Breton (Camel Cohen [Paris], 14 April 2003), lot 3003.

In the Chris Rudd list, this coin was one of three that were auctioned by phone bid, rather than offered at straight sale. Rudd noted that “this is the only one we’ve ever had and it is arguably the most famous and best documented specimen.” André Breton (1896-1966) was a French poet, essayist, and art collector, who is best known as the co-founder and principal theorist of the post-WWI European cultural movement of Surrealism. He was a friend of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Breton’s coin collecting began circa 1950, and continued until his death in 1966.

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 4, which begins 17 September 2020 at 2 PM 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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