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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 639

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 15.96 g).

Triton XXIV
Lot: 639.
 Estimated: $ 20 000

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Electrum

Sold For $ 32 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 15.96 g). Demeter, wearing long chiton, himation draped over right arm, holding grain ear in left hand and scepter in right, seated left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 201; Greenwell –; Boston MFA 1544 = Warren 1433 = C. Greenwell, “On some Rare Greek Coins” in NC 1890, p. 21 and pl. III, 2; SNG BN –; SNG von Aulock –; BMC –; Dewing –; FSD –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –; McClean –; Myrmekion –; Pozzi –; Rosen –; Weber –. Toned. EF. Well centered. Extremely rare, the third known; only the Boston MFA piece published in the references, and only one other in CoinArchives (CNG 108, lot 169).

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Roma XIV (21 September 2017), lot 233 (hammer £30,000).

This is undoubtedly one of the rarest issues of electrum from the mint of Kyzikos. The type was unknown upon the publication of Greenwell’s catalog in the 1880s, though it was among others that he added in a supplemental article, while the piece was in the Warren Collection. The same piece, now in Boston, was then used to illustrate the issue in von Fritze, suggesting that it was still the only piece known. Von Fritze also did not identify any fractional pieces for the issue, nor did Hurter & Liewald in their articles. None were reported in any hoards, including the impressive Myrmekion hoard, nor among the single finds reported in FSD.

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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