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CNG 106, Lot: 143. Estimate $300.
Sold for $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Skione. Circa 480-470 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.50 g, 6h). Head of male right, wearing tainia / Grape bunch, with leaves hanging at sides, within incuse square. H. Bloesch, “Nach einmal Skione” in SM 51/54 (May 1964), 3 = Winterthur 1416; AMNG III/2, –; cf. HGC 3.1, 676 (head left, no leaves, with ethnic). Good VF, toned, granular surfaces. Extremely rare, one of only two in CoinArchives (the other may be a hemiobol).

From the Belgica Collection. Ex G. Hirsch 269 (23 September 2010), lot 2378.