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Triton XIX, Lot: 2051. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KOLCHIS, Uncertain. 1st century BC. AV Stater(?) (14mm, 4.99 g, 12h). Imitating types of Alexander III of Macedon. Stylized head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet; four pellets to each side / Stylized figure of Nike standing right, arms outstretched and wings spread; four pellets above, one pellet to left of feet. Frolova, Causasian 11, pl. II, 9; Lang 4; HGC 7, 219; Flesche p. 228, fig. b; cf. Paulsen 46 (Boii); cf. Sergeev 598. Good VF, toned. Very rare.

From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams, purchased from Classical Numismatic Group, November 1993. Ex John Work Garrett Collection (Part II, Numismatic Fine Arts & Leu, 16 October 1984), lot 61 (incorrectly attributed to the Boii), purchased from Wayte Raymond, 26 December 1922.