A very rare stater of Ophellas
Lot 1146
KYRENAICA. Kyrene. Ophellas, Ptolemaic Governor, first reign, circa 322-313 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.65 g, 12 h), Polianthes, magistrate. KYPENAIΩN Female (?) charioteer, wearing long robes and holding kentron in her right hand, driving quadriga to right; above to right, radiant sun. Rev. ΠOΛIANΘEYΣ Zeus Ammon standing front, head to left, sacrificing from phiale over thymiaterion with his right hand and holding lotus-tipped scepter in his left. BMC 117 and pl. XIV, 1 (same dies). Naville 85 (same dies). Very rare. The flan slightly bent near the edge and struck from a corroded obverse die, otherwise, very fine.

From the Carona Collection and the Birger Bentsen Collection of ancient gold coins, Leu Web Auction 16, 22 May 2021, 53 and ex MDC 4, 15 November 2018, 48 (with collector's ticket).
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2000 CHF
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5000 CHF
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Closing time: 13-Jul-24, 21:32:30 CEST
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