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Auction XVII  28 Mar 2019
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Lot 30

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Estimate: 5000 GBP
Price realized: 11 000 GBP

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Central Europe, the Boii AR Hexadrachm. Ainorix, circa early 1st century BC. Youthful male bust to left; upright branch before; serpent behind / Harpy standing to right, her head turned back to left; AINO-RIX (partially retrograde) around. Göbl, Hexadrachmen pl. 2, I/1, 1; Paulsen pl. 34, 802-804; Ondrouch pl. 37, 246; Lanz 61 (this coin). 16.89g, 26mm, 5h.

Very Fine; old cabinet tone. Extremely Rare; no examples on CoinArchives.

From the Hermann Lanz Collection; this coin published in M. Kostial, Kelten im Osten - Gold und Silber der Kelten in Mittel- und Osteuropa - Sammlung Lanz (Staatlichen Münzsammlung München, 1997);
This coin exhibited by the Staatlichen Münzsammlung München at the 1997 International Numismatic Congress in Berlin; at the Berliner Bank also in 1997; also exhibited at the Luitpoldblock Palmengarten, Munich in 2003 (exhibition #22[reverse]);
Ex Bank Leu 13, 29 April 1975, lot 4.
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