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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 217

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.67 g).

CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 217.
 Estimated: $ 500

Greek, Electrum

Sold For $ 1 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.67 g). Prow left, the lower hull decorated as a winged forepart of a wolf, the head of which forms the ship’s embolon (ram); below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Von Fritze I 80 (unlisted denomination); Boston MFA –; cf. SNG BN 210 (stater); SNG von Aulock 1183. Toned, compact flan. VF. Rare.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Roma XI (7 April 2016), lot 409.

This prow type is exceptional among the staters of Kyzikos, which typically portray deities, animals, and mythological creatures and scenes. Greenwell suggests that the prow portrayed here is probably intended to be that of the famed Argo, as the expedition of the Argonauts plays an important part in the mythological history of Kyzikos.

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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