Lot 24052009: Greece (ancient) - Mysie, Cysique. Obole, c.450-400 av J.C. - R1 - Silver
6th February 2019
Specimen on a small, irregular, but well-centred flan Fine boar, well-struck Finely detailed reverse side.Patina of an old collection.Metal: silverDiameter: 10 mmWeight: 1.19 gObverse: leaping wild boar protome, left; behind, a tuna. Reverse: lion's head, mouth agape on a square incuse punch. Rarity type R1.Cf : SNG France 369-70; BMC 112; SNG Aulock 7331. Cyzicus, a Miletian colony founded in the 8th century B. C, is located by the Propontide on the island of Arktonnesos. Issue of the coinage began at the end of the 7th century B C A significant electrum coinage was minted with the tuna fish as the symbol.Shipped via tracked registered post.
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