KOLCHIS, The Caucusus Area. 1st century BC/1st - 2nd century AD. Stater (Gold, 15mm, 3.52 g 7). Stylized head with huge eye and crest; around, four pellets. Rev. Facing figure with large ‘wings’ and a bucranium head; above to left and right, three pellets. Lang 4 var. DLT 9377. N. Frolova, Caucasian Imitations of Alexander and Lysimachus’ Golden Stater, Studies Touratsoglou, pp. 127-133, pl. II, 10 var. Very rare. A bold and distinctive example with high rims. Toned. Extremely fine.
Ex Triton XV, 3 January 2012, 1188.
A highly stylized imitation derived from the Athena/Nike staters of Alexander III. Note how distant this piece is from the original prototype.
|Price realized||4'000 CHF|
|Starting price||2'400 CHF|