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Lot 24. Koson AV Stater, c. 50-25 BC

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Koson AV Stater
Koson AV Stater, c. 50-25 BC

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Bidding closed (Sunday, June 20th, 19:08:00 CEST)
Current time: Wednesday, January 19th, 17:14:36 CET

Price realised: CHF 1'600.00 (6 bids)
Approx. EUR 1'420.91 / USD 1'585.15 / GBP 1'248.55

High bidder: Bidder 5

eAuction #72, Lot 24. Estimate: CHF 1'200.00

Scythian Dynasts. Koson (c. 50-25 BC ?). AV Stater (19-20 mm, 8.61 g), Olbia (?).
Obv. Roman Consul, togate, walking left between two lictors; below, KOΣΩN.
Rev. Eagle standing left on sceptre, holding wreath.
RPC I, 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 2.

Good very fine.

Erasmus of Rotterdam was the first to mention this enigmatic gold issue in 1520. There has been much debate over the centuries as to who issued these coins, but they are usually attributed to a Scythian dynast named Koson.