Leu Numismatik AG
Auction 13  27 May 2023
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Estimate: 1500 CHF
Price realized: 2400 CHF
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IBERIA, Gaulish-Iberian Imitations. Late 3rd to 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.70 g, 2 h), imitating Iltirtasalir (Lérida/Lleida) or Emporion (Ampurias). Head of Arethousa to right, wearing wreath of grain ears, trident-shaped earring and pearl necklace; around, three dolphins. Rev. Pegasos flying right; below, wolf (?) standing right; in exergue, uncertain legend ('i[ltirtasalir]' in Celtiberian?). Flesche 78 (this coin). Villaronga, Dracmes Ibèriques, Group 5.15, 270 (same dies). Very rare. A beautifully toned coin with an incredibly charming reverse. Struck from somewhat worn dies, otherwise, very fine.

From the collection of C. Flesche, Künker 366, 5 April 2022, 6095 and ex Vico 106, 4 November 2004, 61.
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