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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 40

SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 350-310 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 16.86 g, 11h).


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 40.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Greek, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 500

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SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 350-310 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 16.86 g, 11h). Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath; [RŠMLQRT (in Punic, = “Raš Melqart”) in exergue] / Head of Arethousa right, hair in [ampyx]; two dolphins flanking. Jenkins, Punic 15 (O8/R12); CNP 336; HGC 2, 733. Lightly toned. In NGC encapsulation 4536406-009, graded XF, Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5. Very rare issue with this portrait of Arethousa with two dolphins, only one noted by Jenkins (in the BN), one sale record in CNP (Gorny & Mosch 130, lot 1071 = Heritage 3012, lot 24409), one additional in CoinArchives (Pecunem 2, lot 7 = Pecunem 1, lot 11).

Ex Gorny and Mosch 196 (7 March 2011), lot 1256.


The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 19 May 2021 at 9 AM 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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