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In the Names of Euelthon and Nikodamos – Second Known

CNG 106, Lot: 454. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYPRUS, Salamis. Nikodamos. Circa 460-450 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 11.15 g, 3h). Ram recumbent left; e-u-we-le-to-to-se (in Cypriot [= Euelthontos]) in two lines, above and below / Large ornate ankh enclosing pa (in Cypriot); ni-ko-ta-mo (in Cypriot [= Nikodamos]) counterclockwise around from upper right; all within incuse square. Masson & Amandry p. 33, A, and pl. II, 3 = H. A. Troxell and W. F. Spengler, “A Hoard of Early Greek Coins from Afghanistan” in MN 15 (1969), 17 = ANS 1970.67.4 (same rev. die), otherwise unpublished. VF, toned. Extremely rare, only the ANS piece published.

From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 54 (14 June 2000), lot 763.