Ancient Coins (27 September 2011)

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Date of Auction: 27th September 2011


Estimate: £300,000 - £400,000

Greek Coinage, Cimmerian Bosporos, Pantikapaion, Gold Stater, c. 370-355, head of bearded Pan with goat’s ear with dishevelled hair, facing three-quarter left, rev. horned griffin, with its head facing and a spear in its mouth, standing to left on stalk of wheat, 9.08g/4h (MacDonald 39; SNG BM 859; Kraay-Hirmer 442). Of magnificent late classical style, by a master die engraver, extremely fine and extremely rare £300,000-400,000


Provenance: Leu sale 45, 1978, 80 and Leu sale 20, 1978, 56 (cover coin)