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Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 627. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRETE, Phaistos. Circa 330-320 BC. AR Stater (10.79 g, 7h). Herakles standing facing, holding club and bow, lion skin over arm; to left, serpent coiled right; tree of the Hesperides to left / Bull walking left within wreath. Svoronos, Numismatique 13; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 8. VF, toned, minor porosity.

From the James E. Cain Collection. Ex Münzen und Medaillen Deutschland 11 (7 November 2002), lot 673; Numismatic Fine Arts XI (8 December 1982), lot 144.