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Obolos 26

18 December 2022

Price: 400 CHF
Lot 36

SICILY. Selinos. Circa 540-515 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 7.54 g). Selinon leaf. Rev. Incuse square divided diagonally into ten raised and lowered sections. Arnold-Biucchi 2. Selinus Hoard 20. SNG ANS 676. Surfaces slightly rough, otherwise, extremely fine.

The city of Selin0s used a leaf of wild parsley, selinon in Greek, as its badge - a typical example of the way Greek states used what are known as punning types to identify themselves on their coinages. Another example is the seal, Phoke, on the coinage of Phokaia.

Online bidding closes: 18 Dec 2022, 14:18:00 CET Current Date & Time: 25 Feb 2024, 17:16:36 CET Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:1400 CHF by weggis (14 bids)
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