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CNG 111, Lot: 292. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARIA, Uncertain. Circa 500-450 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 11.93 g, 8h). Lion springing right / Crested Corinthian helmet right within incuse square. E.S.G. Robinson, “A Find of Archaic Coins from South-West Asia Minor” in NC 1936, 13 = Künker 248, lot 7263; otherwise unpublished in the standard references. Near VF, toned, crude strike. Extremely rare and possibly the second known example.

From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection. Ex Triton VIII (10 January 2005), lot 1881 (part of, not noted in description).