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26 June 2016

A curious Billon ‘Stater’ from Thasos

Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Lot 95

ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 525-500 BC. ‘Stater’ (Billon, 22mm, 13.61 g), a curious, thick coin, perhaps struck as a trial piece in off-metal. Satyr, moving to right, holding a nymph who vaguely protests in his arms Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Good fine.

From a European collection, formed before 2005.

This could be an imitation, but why anyone would want to make such a large and heavy imitiation is nothing if not mysterious

Online bidding closes: 26 Jun 2016, 15:47:30 CEST Current Date & Time: 24 Mar 2023, 13:00:58 CET Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:850 CHF by MailBidder2339 (5 bids)
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