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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 266

ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. AR Stater (19mm, 11.95 g).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 266.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 27 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. AR Stater (19mm, 11.95 g). Sea turtle, head in profile, with thin collar and row of dots down its back / Rough incuse square with proto-“Union Jack” pattern. Holloway, Archaic, Group A, unlisted dies; Meadows, Aegina, Group Ia; cf. Milbank Period I, pl. I, 1; HGC 6, 423; ACGC 113; Boston MFA 1106; Dewing 1655; Selinus Hoard 46 (same rev. punch). Old cabinet tone, granular surfaces. Near EF. Well centered on a broad flan. Very rare early issue.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Sotheby’s (7 March 1996), lot 100 (the sale of an anonymous collection; coin acquired from Pierre Strauss [Münzen und Medaillen AG], in December 1950).


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.