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Triton XXII, Lot: 243. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (10mm, 2.55 g, 12h). Head of young Dionysos right, wearing wreath of ivy with berries at the tip / Head of satyr facing in linear square [within in shallow incuse square]. Bodenstedt Em. 90; HGC 6, 1016; SNG von Aulock 1718; SNG Copenhagen 323; BMC 77-8; Boston MFA 1723. Near EF, toned. Expressive satyr head.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 78 (26 May 2014), lot 1476.

Bodenstedt’s emission 90 encompasses a wide array of reverses. While always depicting a satyr, he sometimes has hair, but usually without, and sometimes there are subsidiary symbols in the margins around the satyr’s head.