Ionian Islands, Samos, Silver Tetradrachm

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Ionian Islands, Samos, Silver Tetradrachm

Ionian Islands, Samos (c. 408 B.C.), Silver Tetradrachm. Lion's scalp facing, rev. HΓHΣIANAΞ, forepart of a bull right, wearing an ornamental collar, an olive-branch behind, ΣA and a monogram in lower right field; all within an incuse square, 15.07g., 12h (Barron 120a (this coin)). Of superb and captivating style, beautiful old cabinet tone, nearly extremely fine and rare.

Provenance:
Ex Hirsch XXXIII, 1913, lot 850
Ex Rockefeller University Collection

AM00740

£18,000
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