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Auction 22  22 Jun 2021
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Estimate: 50 000 CHF
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Kyrene. Ophellas, Ptolemaic Governor, first reign, circa 322-313 BC. Stater (Gold, 18.5 mm, 8.62 g, 12 h). KYPANAI-ΩN Nike driving slow quadriga to right, holding kentron and reins; above to right, sun. Rev. XAIPIO Zeus-Ammon seated to left on throne with a back, holding eagle in his extended right hand; thymiaterion in the left field. McClean 9941 and pl. 375, 8. Naville 83 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 1209 (same dies). Of particularly fine style and beautifully struck from fresh dies, a superb example. Good extremely fine.

From the collection of the late Sheikh Saud Al-Thani, Numismatica Ars Classica 116, 1 October 2019, 219, ex Bank Leu 13, 1975, 347 and from the collection of V. M. Brand, Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913, 976 (acquired by Brand as an absentee bidder for RM 450) and from the collection of Consul E. F. Weber, Hirsch XXI, 16 November 1908, 4641 (bought by Merzbacher against Bourgey for RM 230).
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