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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 109

SICILY, Naxos. Circa 461-430 BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 4.27 g, 5h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 109.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 19 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Naxos. Circa 461-430 BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 4.27 g, 5h). Bearded head of Dionysos right, wearing tainia decorated with an ivy branch / Silenos, nude and bearded, squatting half-left, holding kantharos in right hand and supporting himself with his left, tail behind; N-A-XI-ON around; all within shallow concave circular incuse. Cahn 56 (V41/R47); HGC 2, 990; SNG ANS 518–9 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1152 (same dies); BMC 9 (same dies); Boston MFA 305 = Warren 274 (same dies); Jameson 676 (same dies); de Luynes 1064 (same dies); Pozzi 507 (same dies); Sartiges 111 (same dies). Deep cabinet tone, die break (typical for die), minor flan flaw, and a couple of tiny marks on obverse. Near EF. Well centered.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex James Howard Collection (Roma VII, 22 March 2014), lot 133 (hammer £16,000).


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.