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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 614

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (17mm, 15.97 g).

Triton XXIV
Lot: 614.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Electrum

Sold For $ 9 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (17mm, 15.97 g). Archer, nude but for crested helmet, kneeling left, [bow hanging from arm], testing arrow; to right, tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 116; Greenwell 94; Boston MFA 1484 = Warren 1512; SNG BN –; BMC –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson 1408. Minor double strike, a couple light scuffs on obverse. Good VF. Well centered. Rare.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 236 (7 March 2016), lot 222; Giessener Münzhandlung 58 (9 April 1992), lot 364; Sternberg XXV (25 November 1991), lot 121.

A fairly rare issue, the archer is depicted nude with a crested helmet, bow hanging from the arm, and is in the process of testing the arrow. Greenwell suggests that the coin depicts Jason or one of the Argonauts due to their mythical association with the city. It’s also possible that the design is simply meant to be a non-specific part of the subseries of warriors preparing for battle that are depicted in other issues.

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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