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CNG 88, Lot: 438. Estimate $200.
Sold for $170. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ASIA MINOR, Uncertain. 2nd century BC. AR Drachm(?) (14mm, 2.04 g, 12h). Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Eagle, with spread wings, standing right on thunderbolt; T to right. Unpublished. VF, find patina, some porosity. Unique.

The types on this issue are fairly common in the regions of southwest Asia Minor, Caria, Phrygia, and Lycia. The combination of these two types on a single issue, however, is unknown. At the same time, only one city, Kibyra in Phrygia, used both of these types on its coinage (cf. SNG von Aulock 3719 and 3720). Attribution to that city, though, is doubtful as all of its known issues bear the city ethnic.