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    Eyes Have It

    CARIAN SATRAPS. Hidrieus (351-344 BC). AR tetradrachm (24mm, 15.06 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU ★ 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right, slight drapery at neck truncation / IΔPIEΩΣ, Zeus Labraundus standing left, holding labrys (double-headed ax) in right hand and grounded long scepter in left, E below. SNG von Aulock 8046. Pixodarus Hoard 3. SNG Kayhan 880 variant (E in lower field). Minor flan flaw at bottom of reverse, otherwise a simply beautiful piece struck from an obverse die of superb style, with a riveting pair of eyes.

    Ex Peus 407 (2012), lot 607; Sotheby's NFA liquidation sale (27-28 October, 1993), lot 701.


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