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Lot # 73 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$40000 / Price Realized: US$24000
Ionia, Clazomenae. Tetradrachm
Ionia, Clazomenae. c. 380-360 BC. Tetradrachm, 15.18g. (10h). Obv: Laureate, facing head of Apollo, turned slightly left Rx: ZOM - [ENIO]N above and to right, HP - [AKEIH] below, Swan standing left with wings raised, head turned back to plume wing. BM 18, pl. VI.8. Boston-1852. Of the 42 tetradrachms of Clazomenae published by Silvia Hurter in the Swiss Numismatic Review of 1966, this is by far the finest. Since that publication, light encrustation has been removed from the eyes of Apollo, making the coins quality even more evident. In the Prospero sale of 2012 this coin sold for a hammer price of $71,000, though of course the Sheik was highly active in that sale. Though a few wonderful examples are in museums, this is the finest coin available of this monumentally important issue. About EF.

From the Vourla Hoard 1964, IGCH 1210, published by S. Hurter, 42 Tetradrachmen von Klazomenai, SNR XLV, 1966, p. 30, no. 12, pl. II (this coin) Ex New York Sale XXVII, 2012, Prospero Collection, lot 508 Ex Peus 329, 1990, lot 194 Ex NAC I, 1989, lot 198 Ex Leu 33, 1983, lot 378.
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