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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 648

MYSIA, Lampsakos(?). Circa 525-500 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.25 g).

Triton XXIV
Lot: 648.
 Estimated: $ 500

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MYSIA, Lampsakos(?). Circa 525-500 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.25 g). Forepart of Pegasos left / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Baldwin, Lampsakos, pl. V, 3; SNG Arikanturk –; SMG Ashmolean –; cf. SNG BN 1118–9; cf. SNG Copenhagen 180–1; CNG 78, lot 760. Dark find patina. Near EF.

From the MM Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 253 (5 March 2018), lot 191 (hammer €650).

Issues with a Pegasos forepart and incuse are commonly known at a variety of mints. Argilos in Macedon is one possibility, but all of the known issues only display a single wing on Pegasos. Another, whose incuse style is more similar to this issue, is Corinth. However, these always include the city’s koppa on the obverse, and this issue clearly does not. Lampsakos remains the most likely possibility. Although the style of the incuse is not typical for the city, the style of Pegasos is quite similar, with both wings visible and the head lowered toward its forelegs.

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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