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Obolos 17

20 December 2020

Lovely obverse die

Starting Price: 150 CHF
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Lot 52

LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 443-400 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.69 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to right, her helmet adorned with an olive wreath: B above visor. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting left; in exergue, fish to left. Gulbenkian 85 (same obverse die). HN III 1758. Attractive toning with soft blue and golden hues; well centered and nicely struck from a lovely obverse die. Minor surface porosity, otherwise, very fine.

The Gulbenkian catalogue notes that of the issues with die-letters, which includes nearly all the letters of the Greek alphabet, those with the letter B as here are by far the rarest.

Online bidding closes: 20 Dec 2020, 15:26:00 CET Current Date & Time: 21 Mar 2023, 21:11:17 CET Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:650 CHF by motya18 (16 bids)
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