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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 640

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (16mm, 16.02 g).

Triton XXIV
Lot: 640.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Electrum

Sold For $ 9 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (16mm, 16.02 g). Apollo seated half-left, wearing laurel wreath and chiton draped from waist, holding branch in right hand, on griffin springing right; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 151; Greenwell 20; Boston MFA 1545 = Warren 1438; SNG BN –; BMC –; FSD –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –. Toned. VF. Very rare, one of only three in CoinArchives.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex LVL Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 102, 18 May 2016), lot 383.

This, one of the more intricate scenes on the Kyzikene electrum, probably depicts Hyperborean Apollo en-route to the land where griffins controlled gold, a myth mentioned by Herodotos (3.116).

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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