A wonderful stater from Lokris Opuntii
Lot 225
LOKRIS. Lokris Opuntii. Circa 340s BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 12.05 g, 4 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of wheat leaves, pendant earring and a simple pearl necklace. Rev. OΠONTIΩN Ajax advancing to right, nude but for his helmet, holding short sword in his right hand and shield ornamented with a griffin on the inside with his left; between his legs, diagonal bent spear with its point downwards to left. BCD 72 (same obverse die). Humphris & Delbridge Group 22, 160 (O26/R66). Nanteuil 884 (same dies). A wonderful example, perfectly centered, beautifully toned and of the finest late Classical style. About extremely fine.


From 'a collection of ancient Greek coins formed in the 1960s and 1970s, the property of a gentleman', Spink 13015, 2 December 2013, 13.
Estimate:
4000 CHF
Starting price:
3200 CHF
Hammer price:
5500 CHF
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Closing time: 25-May-19, 05:00:00 CEST
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