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Ex Hermitage Museum Collection

CNG 111, Lot: 85. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Byzantion. Circa 175-150 BC. AV Stater (21mm, 8.50 g, 12h). In the name and types of Lysimachos. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; monogram to inner left, ornate trident left in exergue. Marinescu Issue 123, 359a (O157/R342) = Hermitage Sale II 537 (this coin, illustrated in both); cf. Müller 223 (tetradrachm); HGC 3, 1382. Good VF, edge marks on reverse from prior bezel. Extremely rare.

Ex Hermitage Museum Collection (Schlessinger 13, 4 February 1935), lot 537.