Ancient Coins and Numismatic Books (22 June 2011)

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Date of Auction: 22nd June 2011

Sold for £74,000

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

SIRIS, Stater, c. 480, ithyphallic satyr standing right, grasping hand of nymph fleeing right, three pellets in field, rev. four-part incuse square, 9.53g (Svoronos pl. 8, 21, same die; Traité I, 1574; Gulbenkian 430). A superb coin of great charm and exceptional late archaic style, extremely fine and toned £30,000-40,000

Footnote

Provenance:
Rollin et Feuardent Auction (Paris), 9 May 1910, lot 309
Bank Leu Auktion 30 (Zürich), 28 April 1982, lot 70
Leu Numismatik Auktion 59 (Zürich), 17 May 1994, lot 86 and front cover