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710881
Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 881. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off ATTICA. Aegina. Circa 370-350 BC. AR Stater (12.21 g, 1h). Land tortoise with segmented shell / Large incuse square of thin skew pattern. Milbank pl. 2, 14; Dewing 1686; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 165; SNG Delepierre 1545. Superb EF, attractive dark iridescent toning, insignificant die break in obverse field. Rare. ($5000)

Ex Stack's (8 December 1986), lot 1655.

This stater is from a brief transitional period between the heavy skew pattern issues and the later thin skew pattern issues with symbols on the reverse.