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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 239

MYSIA, Lampsakos. Circa 394-350 BC. AV Stater (16mm, 8.41 g, 11h).

CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 239.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Greek, Gold

Sold For $ 9 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MYSIA, Lampsakos. Circa 394-350 BC. AV Stater (16mm, 8.41 g, 11h). Head of female (Sappho?) left, hair in sakkos, wearing laurel wreath / Forepart of Pegasos flying right. Adams I 74; Leu 20, lot 118; Münzen und Medaillen AG 53, lot 89; otherwise unpublished. Some smoothing and scattered marks, struck with worn obverse die. VF. Extremely rare, one of four known.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Roma XIII (23 March 2017), lot 290.

Both the Leu and M&M catalogs speculate that the obverse portrait is that of the female Greek poet Sappho, a native of Lesbos, and may have served as a model for the similar female head on an issue of hektai from Phokaia (cf. Bodenstedt em. 102).

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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