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Unique Prototype Bearded Head Hemistater

CNG 109, Lot: 386. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GAUL, Northeast. Ambiani. 3rd century BC. AV Hemistater (16.5mm, 4.03 g, 8h). Bearded head type. Imitating Philip II of Macedon types. Prototype class. Laureate head of Apollo left / Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving biga right (only one horse visible); geometric symbol below, pseudo-legend in exergue. Cf. Sills 187 (quarter stater); cf. D&T 17 (same); Depeyrot, NC VI, –; de la Tour –. CCI 18.0340 (this coin). Good VF, some light marks. Dies of vigorous style. Unique and unpublished denomination for series.

Found in Essex, January 2018.