Ancient Coins and Numismatic Books (22 June 2011)

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Date of Auction: 22nd June 2011

Sold for £6,400

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Samothrace, Trihemiobol, c. 490, sphinx seated left, raising forepaw, rev. four-part incuse square, 1.91g (Schwabacher, Ein Fund archaischer Münzen von Samothrake, TINC 1936, p.111, 2 [this coin = Kiourpet hoard (IGCH 696)]; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG Ashmolean 3638-40). Extremely fine, toned £2,000-2,500

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Provenance:
Kiourpet Hoard, 1930
Ars Classica/Lucien Naville Auction 16 (Geneva), 3 July 1933, lot 959
Bank Leu Auktion 28 (Zürich), 5 May 1981, lot 59