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CNG 111, Lot: 305. Estimate $300.
Sold for $770. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYPRUS, Uncertain (Kourion?). Circa 500-480 BC. AR Third Stater (12mm, 3.77 g, 4h). Head of roaring lion right / Head of bull right in dotted square within incuse square. Cf. Zapiti & Michaelidou 3 (stater); cf. Asyut 815 (stater); otherwise unpublished in the standard references. VF, some die wear. Extremely rare.

For the possible attribution of this type to Kourion, see J. Kagan, “The Archaic and Early Classical Coinage of Kourion” in Cahier du Centre d’Études Cypriotes 29 (1999).