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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 13. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BOIOTIA, Federal Coinage. 395-387 BC. AR Stater (12.12 g). Boiotian shield / Amphora, fully fluted; above, dolphin right; BO-IW across field; all within incuse concave circle. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, flatness and die rust on reverse; flan flaw on shield, die break on obverse. ($150)

The dolphin on this rare variety, which is missing from the Myron hoard and the major references, is parallel to the top of the fully fluted amphora.