Starting Price: 52 000 USD
Price realized: 55 000 USD
Kyrenaika, Kyrene. c. 331-322 BC, Gold Stater (8.67 g.). Magistrate Aristagoras. Charioteer, holding a kentron and the reins, driving a slow quadriga, seen in three-quarter perspective, left, APIΣTAΓOPAΣ in exergue. rev. KYPANAIΩN, Zeus-Ammon standing, facing three-quarters to right, holding a sceptre and resting his left hand on his hip; in the background, at his feet, a ram standing right, 8.68g., 7h (Naville 73e (this coin); BMC 106 (these dies); SNG Copenhagen -; Boston 1319 (these dies)). A very rare issue, with a fantastic old pedigree stretching back to the late nineteenth century. Beautifully composed types seen in perspective, a superb example of numismatic art. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value $65,000
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