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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 343. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ELIS, Olympia. Circa 392 BC. AR Stater (12.09 gm, 1h). Hera mint. Struck during the 97th Olympiad. Head of Hera right, wearing stephane decorated with palmettes; faint L in right field / F A, thunderbolt within olive wreath. Seltman, Temple 277a (dies EL/hf ­ this coin); BCD 91 (same obverse die); BMC Peloponnesus pg. 65, 57; SNG Copenhagen 381; McClean 6648 (same obverse die); Boston MFA 1209 (same obverse die). VF, toned, light graffiti in reverse field. ($1500)

Ex Robert Schonwalter Collection (Triton V, 15-16 January 2002), lot 1383; Elizabeth Washburn King Collection (Christie's, 11 December 1992), lot 707; Hobart Smith Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 20 April 1909), lot 30; Hirsch Auktion XVI (6 December 1906), lot 567; Vicomte de Sartiges Collection.