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Exceptional Lokri Stater

Triton XXII, Lot: 207. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOKRIS, Lokri Opuntii. Circa 350-340 BC. AR Stater (25mm, 12.86 g, 8h). Head of Persephone right, wearing wreath of grain ears, earring with rosette and five pendants, and pearl necklace / Ajax, nude but for crested Corinthian helmet, holding sword in right hand, shield decorated with palmette and griffin on left arm, advancing right on ground line; OΠONTIΩN flanking; below, spear left. H&D Group 22, 150f (O22/R57) = BCD Lokris 70 (this coin); HGC 4, 991; SNG Lockett 1693 (same obv. die); Gulbenkian 495–6 (same obv. die). EF, toned, a little die rust, minor die break on chin. Beautiful style.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Triton XIX (5 January 2016), lot 114; Numismatica Ars Classica 64 (17 May 2012), lot 808; Antiqua XVI (2011), no. 36; BCD Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 55, 8 October 2010), lot 70.