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Lot 1643    Session 6 (9.30am Thursday)    Greek Silver & Bronze

Estimate $2,700
SOLD $3,200

SICULO-PUNIC, 'Cape of Melkart', (c.330-305 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (17.102 grams), obv. charioteer driving a quadriga of rearing horses to right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left hand, Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, Punic legend 'RSMLQRT' in exergue, rev. wreathed head of Persephone to right wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, four dolphins around, (S.-, Jenkins, SNR 50, 47 [same dies, dies 016/R36], Jameson 598 [same dies], SNG Lloyd 1600 [same dies], BMC 12 [same obverse die]). Light grey tone with golden highlights, good very fine, well centred, very attractive but tight flan, scarce.

Jenkins records nineteen examples of this coin struck from these dies.

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    Estimate $2,700

  • Lot 1644  

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  • Lot 1645  

    MACEDON, Amphipolis (158-149 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (17.005 grams), obv. Macedonian shield, at centre of which ...

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