Kyrenaika, Kyrene, Gold stater

Magnify
Kyrenaika, Kyrene, Gold stater

Kyrenaika, Kyrene (c. 331-322 B.C.), Gold Stater. Magistrate Aristagoras. Charioteer, holding a kentron and reins, driving a slow quadriga, seen in three-quarter perspective, left, APIΣTAΓOPAΣ in exergue, rev. KYPANAIΩN, Zeus-Ammon standing, facing three-quarters to right, holding a sceptre and resting his left hand on his hip; in the background at his feet, a ram standing right, 8.68g., 7h (Naville 73e (this coin); BMC 106 (these dies); SNG Copenhagen -; Boston 1319 (these dies)). A very rare issue, with a fantastic old pedigree stretching back to the late nineteenth century, very fine to good very fine, with beautifully composed types seen in perspective.

Provenance:
Ex Viscount Gustave Ponton d'Amécourt Collection, Hoffman, 28 April 1886, lot 151
Ex Rollin & Feuardent, 9 May 1910, lot 690
Ex Naville V, 18 June 1923, lot 2945
Ex Lucien Naville Collection
Ex Sotheby's, 5 July 1985, lot 88
Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection

AM00245