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Pedigreed to 1911

Triton XXII, Lot: 131. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $30000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Naxos. Circa 430/20-415 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.34 g, 4h). Bearded head of Dionysos right, wearing tainia decorated with an ivy branch / Silenos, nude and bearded, squatting half-left, holding up kantharos in right hand and resting his left hand on his knee, tail hanging to left below; large ivy vine with leaves to left, [N]AΞIO[N] to right; all within shallow concave circular incuse. Cahn 101 (V66/R83); Campana 15; HGC 2, 984; SNG Stockholm 485 (same dies); Berlin 591 (same dies); Dewing 663 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XXVIII, 17 (same dies); Sartiges 112 (same dies); Weber 1470 (same dies). VF, lightly toned, minor roughness.


Ex B. in B. Collection (Nomos 8, 22 October 2013), lot 46; Hess 253 (8 March 1983), lot 75; Feuardent Freres (9 June 1913), lot 102; Wilhelm Froehner Collection (R. Ratto, 13 May 1912), lot 438; C. Butler Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 3 July 1911), lot 78.