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Very Rare Praisos Stater

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 630. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $810. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRETE, Praisos. Circa 400-350 BC. AR Stater (10.49 g, 12h). Herakles kneeling right, shooting arrow; lion skin over arm / Dove alighting right in linear square within incuse square. Svoronos, Numismatique 10; Le Rider, Crétoises -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -. Fine, toned, some porosity. Very rare.

From the Christopher Morcom Collection. Ex Sotheby (22 April 1970), lot 384.