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10600422
CNG 106, Lot: 422. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARIA, Knidos. Circa 465-449 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 6.17 g, 6h). Forepart of lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, wearing tainia, within incuse square. Cahn 71.17 (V36/R52 – this coin); SNG Copenhagen 242; BMC 15; Jameson 2299; Weber 6472 (all from the same dies). Near EF, attractively toned.


Ex Classical Numismatic Group 88 (14 September 2011), lot 373; LHS 103 (5 May 2009), lot 131; Monetarium 28 (Spring 1979), no. 39; Münzen und Medaillen X (22 June 1951), lot 298 (Cahn lists a further pedigree to the P.V. Ilsted Collection, but this cannot be confirmed, and the coin is not listed in the Ilsted coins in Cahn’s Index).