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Triton XXII, Lot: 257. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 408/4-380/66 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 15.40 g, 12h). Pythes, magistrate. Facing lion scalp / Forepart of bull right; ΠYΘHΣ above, olive branch to left, ΣA below; all within shallow incuse square. Barron Class X, unlisted magistrate; HGC 6, 1218 var. (unlisted magistrate); otherwise unpublished. Good VF, toned. Apparently unique example with this magistrate.

Ex G. Hirsch 263 (24 September 2009), lot 2413.

Leshhorn does not list a magistrate Pythes for any issue at Samos. The engraver of the obverse die here is likely the same person who executed Barron’s dies A73 and A74.