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Exceptional Drachm of Megara with a Distinguished 104 Year Old Pedigree

247, Lot: 94. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $15000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MEGARIS, Megara. Circa 250 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.17 g, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Kithara. BCD Peloponnesos 16 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen -. EF, attractively toned. An extremely rare drachm of exceptional preservation. Among the finest Megarian silver coins known.

From Collection C.P.A. Ex BCD Collection (LHS 96, 8-9 May 2006), lot 16; John W. Garrett Collection, pt. II (Numismatic Fine Arts & Leu, 16 October 1984), lot 220; Clarence S. Bement Collection (Naville VII, 23 June 1924), lot 1132; Maxime Collignon Collection (Feuardent, 17 December 1919), lot 265; J. Hirsch XVI (5 December 1906), lot 484.