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CNG 87, Lot: 214. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Naxos. Circa 461-430 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.26 g, 2h). Wreathed and bearded head of Dionysos right / Silenos, nude and bearded, squatting half-left, holding kantharos. Cahn 56.19 (V41/R47 – this coin); SNG Lloyd 1152; SNG Copenhagen 486; BMC 9; Pozzi 507; Jameson 676; de Luynes 1064 (all from the same dies). Near VF, toned, double struck on obverse from worn die, area of weak strike on reverse. Rare.

Ex Grabow (9 July 1930), lot 197.