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CNG Feature Auction 118

Lot nuber 412

SAMARIA, Samarian-signed Series. Circa 375-333 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.75 g, 1h).

CNG Feature Auction 118
Lot: 412.
 Estimated: $ 300

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 375. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SAMARIA, Samarian-signed Series. Circa 375-333 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.75 g, 1h). Persian, wearing tiara, seated right, holding bird / Persian king, standing right, holding dagger and bull by its horn; retrograde ŠMRY (in Aramaic) to left; all within dotted square border. Meshorer & Qedar 98 corr. (legend); Sofaer 37 corr. (same). Find patina. Near VF.

From the Dr. Jay M. Galst Collection. Ex Sternberg XXIV (19 November 1990), lot 140.

Although both M&Q and Sofaer note the legend as a retrograde ŠMR, the tiny Y is visible just above the heel of the knife in the illustration of the photographs in both references, as it appears here.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 118 lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 13-14 September 2021. CNG Feature Auction 118 – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part 2 through Roman Provincial Coinage Part 1 will be held Monday afternoon, 13 September 2021 beginning at 2:00 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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