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Triton XXII, Lot: 247. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Klazomenai. Circa 499-494 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 6.62 g). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square. R. Jameson, “Trouvaille de Vourla. Monnaies grecques des VIe et Ve siècles” in RN 1911, 30 (this coin); SNG von Aulock 1981–2; SNG Copenhagen 1–2; Asyut 615; Gulbenkian 733; Kraay & Hirmer 607; Rosen 563. Choice EF, attractive old toning.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 88 (8 October 2015), lot 414; Triton IV (5 December 2000), lot 258; Leu 30 (28 April 1982), lot 176; 1910 Vourla Hoard (IGCH 1167).

A member city of the Ionian Dodekapolis, Klazomenai was one of the first Ionian cities to issue silver coins. It was the birthplace of the philosopher Anaxagoras, who was responsible for early theories on universal order.