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Ex Jameson Collection

Triton XXII, Lot: 165. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Maroneia. Late 2nd-mid 1st centuries BC. AR Tetradrachm (31.5mm, 16.58 g, 1h). Head of young Dionysos right, wearing wreath of ivy and berries / Dionysos, nude, standing half-left, holding grapes in right hand, cradling narthex stalks in, and drapery hanging from, left arm; ΔIONYΣOY ΣΩTHPOΣ at sides, monograms to inner left and right, MAPΩNITΩN below. Schönert-Geiss 1031.1 (V19/R53) = Jameson 1063 (this coin); Pozzi 1056 (same dies); SNG Berry 496 (same dies). Choice EF, deep iridescent toning, light cleaning marks under tone. Very rare issue, only four examples known to Schönert-Geiss. Of the finest style.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Friend of a Scholar Collection (CNG inventory 405841); Olga H. Knopke Collection (Glendining’s, 10 December 1986), lot 120; Hess-Leu (7 April 1960), lot 116; Robert Jameson Collection.