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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 285

KINGS of BOSPOROS. Asander. As archon, circa 47-43 BC. AV Stater (22mm, 8.14 g, 12h). Pantikapaion mint. Dated RY 4 (44/3 BC).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 285.
 Estimated: $ 20 000

Greek, Gold

Sold For $ 20 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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KINGS of BOSPOROS. Asander. As archon, circa 47-43 BC. AV Stater (22mm, 8.14 g, 12h). Pantikapaion mint. Dated RY 4 (44/3 BC). Bare head right / APXONTOΣ AΣANΔPOY BOΣΠOPOY, Nike, holding wreath in extended right hand, cradling palm frond in left arm, standing left on prow left; ЄT Δ (date) across upper field, monogram to inner left. Frolova & Ireland § 6, 5 (O3/R4) = Natwoka 3; Anokhin 1312 corr. (date); MacDonald 189/2 corr. (date); RPC I 1842.1 corr. (date); HGC 7, 199 corr. (date); DCA 447; SNG BM Black Sea 961 = GPCG pl. 51, 1 (same dies); Adams III 2046 (same dies). Underlying luster, a few minor metal flaws on obverse. EF. Well centered. Extremely rare, one of only 6 examples published (the others: Adams III 2046; BM 961; CNG 72, lot 692; Morton & Eden 86, lot 14 = CNG 84, lot 575; and Frolova & Ireland pl. LXI, 3).

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 23 (19 March 2002), lot 1230.

The date of this issue has long been debated, with some numismatists reading the delta as an alpha, but the die studies of Natwoka and Frolova & Ireland conclusively show that this issue must be dated year 4.

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.