(sold for $15000.0)

Description: Karia, Knidos, c. 404-395 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.27 g). Head and foreleg right of lion; tongue protruding. Reverse: Head right of Aphrodite wearing ampyx and sphendone within incuse; to left, bunch of grapes. Hecatomnus p. 120, pl. 13, A (this coin); cf. Cahn (Knidos) 120 (drachm). Apparently unique as tetradrachm! Dark toned in devices and struck with great care and strength. Possibly the finest depiction of a lion on an ancient coin! Delicately toned and Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value $12,000 - 14,000. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 7 (1 III 94), lot 246; Numismatica Ars Classica 4 (27 II 91), lot 148. Categories:
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This coin has been sold for   $15000.0

Notes: http://www.goldbergcoins.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/4/lot/14887/ $12,000 - $14,000 2010-09-19

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