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Triton XXII, Lot: 228. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ELIS, Olympia. 87th-90th Olympiad. 432-420 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 11.47 g, 9h). Eagle, wings spread, flying right, tearing at hare that it holds in its talons / Vertical thunderbolt with volutes above and wings below; A-(retrograde F) flanking. Seltman, Temple, Series XIII, – (dies BL/γδ [unlisted die combination]); BCD Olympia 53 var. (ethnic; same obv. die); BCD Peloponnesos 623 (same rev. die); HGC 5, 337; SNG Copenhagen 364 (same rev. die); McClean 6614 (same rev. die). VF, find patina, a hint of smoothing, a few marks, countermark on obverse. Very rare die combination.

Ex Auctiones AG 20 (8 November 1990), lot 340 (professionally conserved since).