ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 463-449 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.69 g). Nude ithyphallic Satyr, with long beard and long hair, moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who raises her right hand in protest and wears a bracelet, and thin robes. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of windmill form. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5. SNG Copenhagen 1010-1012. Beautifully toned and of an attractively vigorous early Classical style. About extremely fine.
Ex Sotheby 4 April 1991, 37 and Bank Leu 18, 5 May 1977, 99 (sold for 7700 to Spink’s!).
|Price realized||2'000 CHF|
|Starting price||1'800 CHF|