Numismatik Naumann

Auction 94

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Numismatik Naumann, Auction 94

Ancient and World Coins

Su, 04.10.2020, from 05:00 PM CEST
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IONIA. Samos? EL Stater (Circa 6th century BC). Light Samian Standard.

Obv: Lying hybrid beast with lion´s (?) body and human head; uncertain object (amphora? Murex shell? Flute?) close to head.
Rev: Large incuse with two field; one fiels with lens-strucured surface.

Unpublished in the standard references; cf. Kayhan 635; HGC 6,1167.

This interesting Stater might be connected to a series of smaller Samian electrum fractions struck in Samian-Euboeic standard (see reference). The obverse of these coins is showing a structure highliy resembling a simplified version of the depiction on this stater.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 13.44 g.
Diameter: 19 mm.

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Starting price 15'200 EUR
Estimate 19'000 EUR
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