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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 623

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.06 g).

Triton XXIV
Lot: 623.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Electrum

Sold For $ 13 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.06 g). Thetis, holding wreath in extended right hand and wearing shield on left arm, riding dolphin left; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 159; Greenwell 48; Boston MFA 1501 = Warren 1467; SNG BN 307; BMC 69; Gulbenkian 634; Jameson –; Weber 4994. Attractive light toning. Good VF. Very rare.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Künker 304 (19 March 2018), lot 435 (hammer €16,000). Includes an old ticket in German noting “Ex Coll Lambros”.

This type is traditionally thought to portray a Trojan War-related scene, with Thetis carrying the shield forged by Hephaistos to her son Achilles, for whom her wreath is also intended. However, Greenwell advanced an alternate theory, that it is a naval victory-related scene depicting a nereid, likely in commemoration of the Battle of Kyzikos in 410 BC.

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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