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Ex Strauss and Coppens Collections

Triton XIX, Lot: 2118. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GAUL, Northeast. Ambiani. 2nd century BC. AV Stater (25.5mm, 7.46 g, 11h). Celticized bust of Apollo left, wearing broad wreath and drapery with linear designs / Celticized Nike driving quadriga left; star and ornaments in field, rosette-like device and two pellets-in-annulets below; zig-zag pattern in exergue. D&T 67; Depeyrot, NC VI, 129; Sills Gallo-Belgic Ab, Class 4a, 94.0808 (this coin); Van Arsdell 12-1; ABC 4; SCBC 2. VF, toned, trace deposits, a few minor marks. Very rare Class 4a stater.


From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams. Ex Strauss Collection (Sotheby’s, 26 May 1994), lot 1; Coppens Collection (E. Bourgey, 6 December 1997), lot 230.