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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 587

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (20mm, 16.10 g).

Triton XXIV
Lot: 587.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Electrum

Sold For $ 6 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (20mm, 16.10 g). Lion at bay left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 42; Greenwell 104; Boston MFA –; SNG BN 182; BMC –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –. Toned, minor edge split, small banker’s mark on obverse. VF. Well centered. Very rare, only four in CoinArchives. Not to be confused with the more common von Fritze 84 (see note below).

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection.

Von Fritze 42, like some of the electrum issues of Kyzikos, is very similar to another issue, von Fritze 84, and can only be distinguished by subtle elements of the style. Here, the lion is poised with both front paws on the tunny, its jaws wide open, and the tail curved down between its hind legs. In contrast, on type 84, the lion has one forepaw raised, its mouth is only slightly opened, and its tail hangs down behind the tail of the tunny. While type 84 is relatively common, coins of type 42 are very rare.

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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