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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 181

CRETE, Phaistos. Circa 330-320 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 11.84 g, 11h).


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 181.
 Estimated: $ 1 500

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 5 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CRETE, Phaistos. Circa 330-320 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 11.84 g, 11h). Herakles, nude, standing facing, leaning on club held in his right hand, lion skin draped over left forearm extended to hold bow; to left, coiled serpent right; tree of the Hesperides to right / Bull walking left within wreath. Svoronos, Numismatique 13; Le Rider, Crétoises, pl. IV, 4 (same obv. die), and pl. XXI, 20–1 (same rev. die); SNG Copenhagen –; SNG Lockett 2589 (this coin). Old cabinet tone, some light cleaning marks under tone on obverse. VF.

From the Collection of an English Queen’s Counsel. Ex Münzen und Medaillen GmbH 11 (7 November 2002), lot 674; Kurpfälische Münzhandlung 21 (8 December 1981), lot 72; Numismatic Fine Arts IX (10 December 1980), lot 227; Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (Greek Part III, Glendining’s, 27 May 1959), lot 2061; Paul Mathey Collection (Feuardent Frères, 9 June 1913), lot 136.


The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 13 May 2020 at 9 AM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

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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