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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 162

THRACE, Abdera. Circa 500-475 BC. AR Oktadrachm (27mm, 29.80 g).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 162.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 11 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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THRACE, Abdera. Circa 500-475 BC. AR Oktadrachm (27mm, 29.80 g). Griffin seated left, raising left foreleg; ABΔH to lower left / Quadripartite incuse square. May, Abdera, Period II (unlisted type); C-N pl. 6, 8 = R. Ashton, et al., “Some Greek Coins in the British Museum,” NC 158 (1998), pl. 15, 2 (same obv. die); Gorny & Mosch 147, lot 1251; Giessener Münzhandlung 48, lot 128 (same obv. die). Toned, minor die break on obverse. Good VF. Extremely rare, one of only four known for this issue.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 105 (10 May 2017), lot 44; RAJ Collection (Triton XVII, 7 January 2014), lot 89, purchased in 2003 from F. Shore; Münzen und Medaillen AG 88 (17 May 1999), lot 115.


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.