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3 October 2021
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Lot 46

TROAS. Ophrynion. Circa 350-300 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 7.15 g, 11 h). Bearded, head of Hector facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing triple crested helmet. Rev. ΟΦΡΥ The infant Dionysos kneeling right atop ivy branch, holding grape cluster in right hand. BMC 2-3. SNG Copenhagen -. Extremely rare large denomination - no examples on CoinArchives. Clear and boldly struck, and with a dark brown patina. Minor roughness, otherwise, very fine.

From the Vineyard Collection, ex Spink, NumCirc. 109, Feb 2001, GK0133.

The coinage of Ophrynion is one of the few instances in ancient numismatics that bears a portrait of the Trojan hero Hector. Thus, this is one of the only chances for a collector to acquire a depiction of the Trojan hero, who was killed by Achilles and whose tomb was reportedly located at Ophrynion.

Online bidding closes: 3 Oct 2021, 15:23:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 31 Mar 2023, 07:26:30 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:950 CHF by JNad (16 bids)
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