Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 220Auction date: 4 August 2022
Lot number: 2

Price realized: 27,500 USD   (Approx. 26,931 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Mysia, Cyzicus. Stater; Mysia, Cyzicus; 500-460 BC, EL Stater, 16.19g. Boston-1456, von Fritze-72. Obv: Sphinx with foreleg raised standing l. on tunny. Rx: Four-part incuse square. Ex Triton XVI, 7 January 2013, lot 428. Ex Gemini I, 11 January 2005, lot 150. Ex HJB, 135th Buy or Bid Sale, 10 December 2003, lot 9.
Ex HJB, 113th Buy or Bid Sale, 14 March 2000, lot 14. This coin published in The 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, Volume I, page 14, and Volume II, page 22.Exquisite little sphinx stands on a tunny with one forepaw raised. The details of this coin are beautifully sculpted and the sphinx has a beautiful archaic face with long braided hair. Almost imperceptible hairlines exist in front of the sphinx. Less than ten recorded. This beautiful little coin is a real treasure. EF

Estimate: 32500 USD