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CNG 111, Lot: 168. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 431-400 BC. AR Stater (24mm, 11.74 g, 7h). Lion at bay right; bow above, ΣE below / Dove flying right; Σ above tail, I below; all within olive wreath with ties to right. BCD Peloponnesos 194 (this coin); HGC 5, 189 corr. (control marks; this coin illustrated). VF, toned, some porosity. Rare type with lion instead of chimaera.

Ex BCD Collection (LHS 96, 8 May 2006), lot 194, purchased from Spink, 1986. Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 96 (October 1950), lot 11.