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CNG 111, Lot: 135. Estimate $500.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AKARNANIA, Leukas. temp. Sulla. Circa 87 BC. AR Didrachm (21.5mm, 8.23 g, 11h). Leon, magistrate. Statue of Aphrodite Aineias standing right, holding aphlaston; in background, stag standing right; to left, eagle standing right and long scepter surmounted by dove standing right; all within laurel wreath / Prow right, decorated with laurel wreath; [Λ]EYKAΔIΩN/ΛEΩN and monogram in two lines above, monogram to right. Callataÿ, Late – (O23/R11 [unlisted die combination]); Imhoof-Blumer, Akarnaniens –; BCD Akarnania 303–4; HGC 4, 857. Good VF, iridescent old cabinet tone, struck with worn obverse die. Excellent metal for issue.

From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection. Ex Dr. V.J.A. Flynn Collection; Collection of a Southern Pathologist (Triton XVIII, 6 January 2015), lot 503, purchased from C. H. Wolfe, 15 November 1989.