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CNG 111, Lot: 240. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 150-140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (34.5mm, 16.54 g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Aristokrates, son of Andronos, “magistrate”. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / Apollo Delphios standing left, elbow resting on tall tripod to right, holding branch tied with fillet; APIΣTOKRATHΣ ANΔPONOΣ in two lines to left, meander pattern below; all within laurel wreath. Jones obv. die unlisted; SNG von Aulock –; SNG Copenhagen –; BMC –; J. Hirsch XXV, lot 2158. Near EF, toned, a couple light marks, minor flan flaw and area of flat strike on obverse, minor doubling on reverse. Very rare with this magistrate, only one noted by Jones, two in CoinArchives.