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Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 195. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008. 
Sold For $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRETE, Phaistos. Circa 300-250 BC. Æ 18mm (5.25 g, 11h). Talos, nude, advancing right, hurling stone in his right hand, holding another in his left / FAIC-TIWN, hound on the scent to right. Svoronos, Numismatique 74; Joy 490; SNG Copenhagen 520; BMC 27-8. Near EF, wonderful red-brown patina.

From the Christopher Morcom Collection. Ex Sir Herman Weber Collection (not in Forrer’s catalog).