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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 456. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BOIOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. AR Stater (12.01 g). Boiotian shield / The infant Herakles seated facing, head right, strangling two serpents; bow to left, Q-E below; all within circular incuse. Myron Hoard pl. B, 35 (same rev. die); Traite III 264, pl. CCI, 7 (same rev. die); SNG Lockett 1748 (this coin). Good VF, wonderful old cabinet tone, minor deposit under tone on the obverse. Very rare in this condition. Of artistic merit. ($10,000)

Ex Olga H. Knoepke Collection (Glendining's with Baldwin 10 December 1986), lot 197; R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining 27 May 1959), lot 1594; Clarence S. Bement Collection (Naville-Ars Classica VI, 28 January 1923), lot 1044; Merzbacher 15 November 1910, lot 466; Frank S. Benson Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge 3 February 1909), lot 516; H. Montagu Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge 23 March 1896), lot 370.