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CNG 106, Lot: 438. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kherei. Circa 410-390 BC. AR Stater (17.5mm, 8.54 g, 3h). Telmessos mint. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with spiral palmette and three olive leaves; TE (in Lycian) between neck guard and crest / Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin; KHERÊI (in Lycian) before, TELEBEH[IHE] (in Lycian) behind; all within incuse square. Mørkholm & Zahle II 52 = SNG Copenhagen Supp. 451 var. (letters on obv.); Müseler VI, 62–4 (same dies); Falghera –; Reuter –; SNG von Aulock 4198 var. (same); Sunrise 79 (same dies); Triton XX, lot 319 (same dies); Triton XVIII, lot 683 (same dies). EF-Superb EF, toned, struck with worn obverse die. Exceptional portrait of Herakles, finely detailed.

From the R. West Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 66 (19 May 2004), lot 505.