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680379
Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 379. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $2800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Lampsakos. Circa 200-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.63 gm, 12h). Promethion, magistrate. Wreathed head of Priapos right / LAMYA-[K]HNWN, Apollo Citharoedus standing right, holding plectrum in right hand, lyre in left arm; monogram to inner left, cult statue of Demeter holding two torches to inner right, PROMHQIWNOS [T]OU LAMPWNOS below. Baldwin, Electrum, pl. VIII, 6 (same dies); von Fritze, Lampsakos 74; SNG France 1231 (same dies); BMC Mysia pg. 86, 68 var. (different magistrates and symbol); SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 306 var. (same); SNG von Aulock -. Good VF, toned, a few obverse die breaks, overstruck but undertype not readily identifiable. Rare. ($2500)

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection.