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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 185. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BOIOTIA, Orchomenos. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Obol (1.10 g). Wheat grain, sprouting end upward; E to right / Small square incuse quartered perpendicularly, with one diagonal line. Traité I 1342, pl. XLI, 20 corr. (one not two diagonal lines); SNG Fitzwilliam 2875 corr. (no R on obv.). Good VF, obverse a little off centre but showing the letter to advantage. ($200)

The pattern of the incuse on the reverse of this and the following two lots parallel a similar series at Thebes (see lots 319-321 below).