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Triton XIX, Lot: 2116. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GAUL, Central. Bituriges Vivisques. 3rd century BC. AV Stater (19mm, 8.45 g, 8h). Pons et Sainte-Éanne type, Class 2. Imitating types of Philip II of Macedon at Amphipolis. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / +IΛIΠΠ•Y, charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving biga right; below, trident head right. Sills 01.0444 = Athena Fund III 279 (this coin); D&T 3611; Depeyrot, NC III, 4; Flesche 119 (the obv. of this coin illustrated on p. 62); KMW –; Zürich 370–2. EF. Rare.

From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams. Ex Athena Fund (Part III, Sotheby’s New York, 9 December 1993), lot 279 (note: photo of reverse is switched with lot 380).