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CNG 106, Lot: 315. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (16.5mm, 16.02 g). Poseidon, nude but for cloak hanging over his left shoulder, kneeling right, holding dolphin in extended right hand, left hand holding trident downward, on tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 146; Greenwell 6; cf. Boston MFA 1516 = Warren 1428 (hekte); SNG BN –; BMC 62; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Hunt II 462 = NAC 66, lot 50; Jameson –; Myrmekion 99; Rosen –; Weber –; CNG 105, lot 199; M&M AG 47, lot 489. VF, toned. Very rare, Greenwell noted only two examples (in the BM and a private collection), and CoinArchives includes only the Hunt and CNG 105 pieces. Traité notes an example in Paris, but this is erroneous, and the illustration listed for that example is actually the BM coin.