Kyrene

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Coin

Circa 500-480 BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 3.72 g). Head of a man-headed bull left; half silphium fruit behind / Four lotus buds set in stellate pattern with central pellet. SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; Rosen 765. (CNG, eAuction 292, 219)

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Drachm circa 495-475, AR 4.36 g. Head of man-headed bull l; behind, silphium fruit. Rev. Floral pattern set in star formation around a central pellet. All within incuse square. BMC 19. Rosen 765. Mitchiner 1262. Rare. Light tone and very fine. (NAC 84, lot 749)

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2 Responses to Kyrene

  1. John L Gomer says:

    A nicer example of the Kyrene drachm is being offered in NAC 84 on May 20:
    https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=1080&lot=749

  2. njmolinari says:

    I agree, better condition. Thanks.

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