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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 83

THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Berge. Circa 525-480 BC. AR Stater (19.5mm, 10.03 g).


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 83.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Greek, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 000

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THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Berge. Circa 525-480 BC. AR Stater (19.5mm, 10.03 g). Ithyphallic satyr standing right, holding tail and raising arm, confronting nymph standing right, right hand lowered in protest, left hand holding wreath; pellet between / Quadripartite incuse square divided diagonally. Smith Group 8B; Peykov A0060 var. (pose of figures); HPM pl. XIX, 23 var. (same); HGC 3, 532 (‘Lete’). Toned, some roughness and light scratches. VF. Rare.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 105 (10 May 2017), lot 54 (as Siris).

This coinage has previously been given to Lete and Siris, but S. Psoma has persuasively argued against both of these attributions, and suggests that the city of Berge is the most likely in light of the historical and numismatic evidence. (See S. Psoma, “The ‘Lete’ Coinage Reconsidered” in Agoranomia.)

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 19 May 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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