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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 215

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (21mm, 15.95 g).


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 215.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Electrum

Sold For $ 6 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (21mm, 15.95 g). Lion at bay left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 42; Greenwell 104; Boston MFA –; SNG BN 182; BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –; Myrmekion –; Rosen –; Weber –. Minor edge splits. VF. Very rare, only three in CoinArchives. Not to be confused with the more common von Fritze 84 (see note below).

From the Siren Collection.

Von Fritze 42, like some of the electrum issues of Kyzikos, is very similar to another issue, von Fritze 84, and can only be distinguished by subtle elements of the style. Here, the lion is poised with both front paws on the tunny, its jaws wide open, and the tail curved down between its hind legs. In contrast, on type 84, the lion has one forepaw raised, its mouth is only slightly opened, and its tail hangs down behind the tail of the tunny. While type 84 is relatively common, coins of type 42 are very rare.

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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