Greek Silver & Bronze Coins
MACEDON, Lete, silver stater, c.530-480 B.C., (this issue c.500 B.C.), (9.81 g), obv. nude, ithyphallic satyr standing right, grasping the right arm and stroking the chin of a nymph who stands before him, trying to move away to the right and raising her left hand in protest, rev. diagonally quartered incuse square, (S.1298 [Sear illustrated a very similar coin from the same reverse die], SNG ANS 954-963 [Pl.36, close to 960]. Svoronos pl. VIII, 6, No.16 [p.81], SNG Lockett 1325-7 [Pl.XXV], SNG Cop. 187 [Pl.5], SNG Ash. 2270-1 [Pl.XLII], ACNAC Dewing 1022, BMC 4-7 [p.77]). Good very fine and very rare.
Ex George Mihailuk Collection, from Harry Larkin, Sydney, coin dealer in the 1960s.
Better than the example in our sale 110 (lot 2674) that realised $1680.
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MACEDON, Lete, silver stater, c.530-480 B.C., (this issue c.500 B.C.), (9.81 g), obv. nude, ithyphallic ...