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710890
Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 890. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRETE, Chersonesus. Circa 370-320 BC. AR Stater (10.69 g, 6h). Laureate head of Artemis Britomartis left, wearing earring / CERSO (retrograde), Herakles preparing to strike with club held overhead in his right hand, lion skin draped over left arm; all within concave circle. Svoronos 4 (this coin referenced); Le Rider pl. VIII, 6 (same rev. die); SNG Copenhagen 360; BMC 5, pl. IV, 3 (this coin). VF, dark cabinet patina, struck from usual worn obverse die. Very rare. ($1000)

From the Prof. T.R. Gurr Collection. Ex Myers & Adams 5 (15 March 1973), lot 164; British Museum Collection.