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Classical Numismatic Group > Auction 100Auction date: 7 October 2015
Lot number: 238

Lot description:

KINGS of BOSPORUS. Aspurgus. AD 14/5-37/8. AV Stater (19mm, 7.95 g, 11h). Dated Bosporan Era 323 (AD 26/7). Bare head of Augustus right / Bare head of Agrippa (or possibly Tiberius or Drusus) right; monogram to left, ΓKT (date) below. Frolova & Ireland § 11, p. 65 and pl. XLI, 17 = Bertier, Monetach 56 = Anokhin 306 = MacDonald 288 (this coin cited and illustrated, in all four); RPC I 1890. Good VF, toned, reverse struck somewhat off center. Extremely rare, with only one other example recorded by Frolova & Ireland.

From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams. Ex John Work Garrett Collection (Part II, Leu/Numismatic Fine Arts, 16 October 1984), lot 239, for a hammer of ChF 2100 (purchased from Wayte Raymond, 25 December 1923); Général A.L. Bertier de la Garde Collection (Naville V, 18 June 1923), lot 2341.

Estimate: 2000 USD