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CNG 106, Lot: 329. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AEOLIS, Myrina. Circa 160-143 BC. AR Tetradrachm (34mm, 16.94 g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch and phiale; monogram to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath. Sacks Issue 44, dies 84/a; Kress 166, lot 488 (same dies). Good VF, lightly toned, a few light cleaning marks, a couple spots of deposits. Extremely rare issue, only one example recorded by Sacks.

Ex Triton XV (3 January 2012), lot 1212 (hammer $3350); Classical Numismatic Group 79 (17 September 2008), lot 320.