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Die Signed by Prokles

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 138. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $1850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Naxos. Circa 420-403 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.96 g, 12h). Obverse die signed by Prokles. Head of the river-god Assinos left, crowned with vine leaves; [signature P on neck] / Silenos crouching facing, holding kantharos and thyrsos. Cahn 122 (V76/R99); SNG ANS -; McClean 2477 (same dies). VF, dark find patina, slight granularity.

From Collection C.G. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 57 (4 April 2001), lot 92.