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Classical Numismatic Group > Mail Bid Sale 78Auction date: 14 May 2008
Lot number: 1308

Lot description:
ISLANDS off IONIA, Chios. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Time of Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161. Æ Diassarion (10.92 g, 6h). Q. Valerius Primus, archon for the second time. Sphinx seated left, front paw set on prow of galley / Nude laureate male standing facing, leaning on staff (or spear); helmet to left at feet, star to right. Mavrogordato 120 var. (sphinx right); BMC 120 var. (same); SNG Copenhagen -. VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness. Rare.

From the Patrick Villemur Collection. Ex Marcel Burstein Collection (not in Peus catalog).

Estimate: 300 USD