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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 102

SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.93 g, 6h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 102.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 4 750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.93 g, 6h). Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand and reins in left, driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer with open wreath held in both hands; [RŠ]MLQ[RT] (“Raš Melqart” in Punic) in exergue / Head of Arethousa right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; four dolphins swimming around. Jenkins, Punic 46 (O16/R35); CNP 310; HGC 2, 741 (same dies as illustration); SNG Lloyd 1600 (same obv. die); SNG München 1591 (same dies); BMC 12 (same dies); Hunterian (Syracuse) 56 (same dies). Lightly toned. EF. Choice for issue.

From the San Vicente Collection, purchased from Freeman & Sear, 2003/4 (inv. G2785; ticket included).


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.