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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 284

KINGS of BOSPOROS. Pharnakes II. Circa 63-46 BC. AV Stater (21mm, 4.17 g, 1h). Pantikapaion mint. Dated Bosporan Era 245 (53/2 BC).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 284.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

Greek, Gold

Sold For $ 6 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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KINGS of BOSPOROS. Pharnakes II. Circa 63-46 BC. AV Stater (21mm, 4.17 g, 1h). Pantikapaion mint. Dated Bosporan Era 245 (53/2 BC). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛ-EΩN MEΓAΛOY ΦAPNAKOY, Apollo seated left on lion-footed throne, holding branch in extended right hand, left arm resting on kithara; tripod to left; to right, EMΣ (date) above monogram. Frolova & Ireland § 5, dies B/e, 4 = G&K 5; Anokhin 1304 (same dies as illustration); MacDonald 184/2 (same dies as illustration); HGC 7, 198; DCA 446; Adams III 2044 (same dies). Usual slightly weak strike and a little die wear. Good VF. Underlying luster. Very rare.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection, purchased from Freeman & Sear, August 2004 (inventory no. G6128).


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.