|Lot 44. |
Lydia, Sardes. Ca. 166-67 B.C. AR tetradrachm. Cistophoric type. Ca. 150-135 B.C. Serpent emerging from within cista mystica with lid ajar; all within ivy wreath / Two serpents entwined around bowcase; in left field, monogram of city; in right field, horizontal sword in shield. Kleiner & Noe series 6; SNG von Aulock 8443. Toned, reverse struck a little off center. Rare issue. Very fine.
From the Expatriate Collection.
The Expatriate Collection
Expatriate comes from the Latin roots ex-, "away from," and patria, "one's native country." The Expatriate Collection was formed by an American who has lived abroad for over 15 years in Japan, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East. His collection was formed almost exclusively while living outside the United States.
Estimate: US$ 100