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Auction 86  24 May 2017
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Lot 21

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Starting Price: 16000 GBP
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Cycladic Islands, Paros, silver drachm, c. 500-490 BC, goat moving to right with head turned back; beaded exergual line and border, rev., quadripartite incuse square, 6.06g, toned, extremely fine and an extremely rare variety. This coin published: Sheedy 74a. Other references: SNG Delepierre 2449, same obverse die Provenance: The Paros Hoard of 1936 (IGCH 13); Kunstfreund (Charles Gillet) Collection, Bank Leu/ Münzen und Medaillen, Zurich, 28 May 1974, lot 17; Hermann Robinow Collection; Morton & Eden 51, London, 24 October 2011, lot 123. Note: In Sheedy's corpus of early Cycladic coins he records only three examples of this drachm type struck from a single obverse die which, uniquely, shows the goat with its head turned back as opposed to the normal type of goat with a forward-facing head. In this respect the die recalls the earliest coins of Paros, the extremely rare staters issued from c. 530 BC. Of the three known examples of the present coin this is the only one in private hands. (20000 - 30000 GBP)
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