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Ex Hunt and Weintraub Collections

Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 255. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008. 
Sold For $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 485/0-478/7 BC. AR Tetradrachm (12.52 g, 3h). Facing lion scalp / SA, head of ox right; three pellets around; all in incuse square. Barron, Silver, class II (unlisted dies); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; Jameson 1524 var. (no pellets). Good VF, toned, a couple light scratches under tone, reverse weakly struck. Very rare.

Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Sotheby’s, 21 June 1990), lot 508; S. Weintraub Collection.