Numismatik Naumann

Auction 141  –  2 June 2024

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Numismatik Naumann, Auction 141

Ancient and World Coins

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★ Unpublished Type ★

CILICIA. Tarsos. 1/3 Stater (Circa 425-400 BC).

Obv: Forepart of winged and horned lion left.
Rev: Persian King advancing right, holding bow and leaning on staff.

SNG BN - (cf. 208 for obv. type, described as a griffin); cf. SNG Levante 59 (same); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -.

The obverse type is described as a griffin in both BN and Levante collections, but the exceptional preservation of this specimen clearly shows lion jaws instead of griffin beak

Condition: Extremely fine.

Weight: 3.72 g.
Diameter: 14 mm.

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Current bid 3'000 EUR 3 bids
Starting price 2'000 EUR
Estimate 2'500 EUR
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