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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 610. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BOIOTIA, Thespiai. Early-mid 4th century BC. Æ 23mm (6.92 g). Boiotian shield of distinctive shape: in low relief, with narrow double rim / QES in large concave incuse with curved edge. Head, Boeotia p. 78, pl. V, 13 = Traité III 375, pl. CCIV, 39 = BMC 13, pl. XVI, 11 (same rev. die). VF, even brown patina, die break on reverse. Very rare. ($400)

For this very rare and interesting issue see also above, lots 242 and 307. For a suggestion to date them late in the 3rd century see the note after lot 629q.