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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 687

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Stater (20.5mm, 13.45 g). Light Samian standard(?).

Triton XXIV
Lot: 687.
 Estimated: $ 20 000

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Electrum

Sold For $ 12 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Stater (20.5mm, 13.45 g). Light Samian standard(?). Rider on horse galloping left; below, hound running left / Two parallel incuse rectangles. Unpublished. Minor edge splits. Good VF. Unique.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection.

This exceptional and unique electrum stater is likely related to a group of obscure, and equally rare issues. These coins are all struck on flans weighing approximately 13.40 grams, and have the same two parallel rectangular incuses, which is canonical for electrum staters struck on the Samian standard. Staters on that standard, however, weigh approximately 17.40 grams, so these rare figural issues at 13.40 grams must represent a light version of the Samian standard. Other examples of this group feature a tortoise (Rosen 247 and Prospero 499), a boar (Rosen 248), and a shield (Adams I 89 = Linzalone LN1070), while an apparently non-figural type, featuring a rough square (Rosen 249), is also known.

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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