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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 572

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.09 g).

Triton XXIV
Lot: 572.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Electrum

Sold For $ 7 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.09 g). Janiform head of satyr left and nymph, wearing stephanos, right; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Von Fritze I 76 (hekte, faces reversed); cf. Greenwell 47 (same); cf. Boston MFA 1426 = Warren 1466 (same); otherwise, unpublished. Lightly toned, minor die rust. VF. Well centered. Extremely rare, apparently one of two known staters for this issue (the other: CNG 114, lot 209).

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Roma XIV (21 September 2017), lot 202 (hammer £12,000).

This coin is the finest of only two known to exist, having previously been unpublished as a stater, with this coin being the first of its type to be discovered. The coin depicts the janiform style of a satyr and nymph head. A popular motif in Greek mythology, the violent contacts between nymphs and satyrs help to represent the extremes of lust and chastity, desire and beauty, and other themes.

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session Two, which begins 19 January 2021 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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