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98000421
Triton XVIII, Lot: 421. Estimate $500.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 90-75 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31.5mm, 16.63 g, 1h). Head of young Dionysos right, hair in band and wreath of ivy with berries at the tip / Herakles, nude. standing left, right hand on club set on ground, lion skin draped over left arm; HPAKΛEOVΣ to right, ΣΩTHPOΣ to left, ΘAΣIΩN in exergue; M to inner left. Prokopov, Silberprägung, Group XVI, 1201–13 var. (V DD2/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Le Rider, Thasiennes 52; HGC 6, 359; SNG Copenhagen 1039; Dewing 1344 (same obv. die). Near EF, toned, faint cleaning marks under tone on obverse. Artistic reverse die. Well centered.


From the collection of the MoneyMuseum, Zurich. Ex Hess-Divo 310 (22 October 2008), lot 66.