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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 440. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BOIOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. AR Stater (12.34 g). Later style. Boiotian shield / Bearded head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath; Q/(E retrograde) on left; all within concave incuse. Head, Boeotia p. 36, class b, pl. III, 4 = BMC p. 74, 54, pl. XIII, 5; Myron Hoard pl. B, 11 (same dies); SNG Delepierre 1353 (same rev. die); Leu 18 (5 May 1977), lot 140 (same rev. die). EF, even grey tone, golden hues around the obverse devices. Struck with an artistic reverse die. ($3000)

Ex Sotheby's London 21 November 1985, lot 101 (£8,000 hammer).

A coin of exceptional quality, rarely encountered in the series.