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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 90

SICILY, Himera. Circa 483/2-472/1 BC. AR Didrachm (20.5mm, 8.35 g, 1h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 90.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 1 800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Himera. Circa 483/2-472/1 BC. AR Didrachm (20.5mm, 8.35 g, 1h). Cock standing left; HIMERA to left / Crab within shallow incuse circle. Westermark, Himera, Group I, 14.3 (O4/R12 – this coin); HGC 2, 438; SNG Fitzwilliam 1024 (same obv. die); Locker-Lampson 70 (same dies); Rosen 55 (same obv. die). Toned, struck with worn obverse die. Good VF.

Ex Auctiones AG 25 (19 June 1995), lot 103.

This coinage was struck during the period when Himera was under the control of the Emmenid tyrants of Akragas. Theron ruled from 483/2 BC until his death in 473, when his son, Thrasidaios, briefly took control of the cities, before his despotic rule resulted in his overthrow circa 472/1 BC.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.