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Europa and the Bull

CNG 111, Lot: 212. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $16000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 15.99 g). Europa riding bull left, holding its horns with her right hand, left hand resting on its hindquarters; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 108; Greenwell –; Boston MFA 1477 = Warren 1426; SNG BN 250; BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; cf. Jameson 1411 (hekte); Myrmekion –; Rosen –; Weber –. VF, light scuff across obverse, small test cut on edge. Well centered. Rare.