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Münzen und Medaillen Cover Coin

Triton XXII, Lot: 252. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Teos. Circa 450-425 BC. AR Stater (20.5mm, 11.80 g). Griffin seated right, raising left forepaw, on an ornamented ground line; ivy leaf to left, T-H-I-O-И retrograde around / Quadripartite incuse square. Matzke Series Cb1; cf. Balcer Group LXVII (trihemiobols); otherwise unpublished. EF, toned, a little porosity. Well centered. Unique example of this issue.

Ex Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza & Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan Joint Collection (Numismatica Genevensis SA IX, 14 December 2015), lot 58; Leu 76 [Exceptional Private Collection] (27 October 1999), lot 176; Münzen und Medaillen AG 54 (26 October 1978), lot 296 (and front cover, enlarged on pl. 27).