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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 233. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Abdera. Circa 473/0-449/8 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.57 gm, 8h). Mandronax, magistrate. Griffin standing left, right forepaw raised; star before / EPI MA-NDRW-NAK-TOS, in shallow incuse around quadripartite square. May, Abdera, Group LXVI, 183 var. (A147/P-; unlisted reverse die); AMNG II 54; BMC Thrace -; SNG Copenhagen -; MG pg. 38, 3 (same obverse die). Good VF, toned, light porosity. Very rare. ($2500)

See lot 230 for more information on the Abdera and its coinage.