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Ancients: Velia. Ca. 400-340 BC. AR stater or nomos (21.5mm, 7.61 gm, 2h). ...

2013 April 18-19 & 22-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago #3024

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Auction Ended On: Apr 19, 2013
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Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
5440 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Description:
Rare Early Velia Stater
Velia. Ca. 400-340 BC. AR stater or nomos (21.5mm, 7.61 gm, 2h).  Lion crouching right on dotted ground line, mouth open and tail between legs, retrograde B above, all within dotted circle / YEΛ-HTΩN, head of nymph Velia right in archaic style, hair bound in pearl hair band (krobylos), wearing pearl necklace. Williams 215 (O129/R162). HN Italy 1276. Very rare early variety, seldom offered. Minor reverse graffito, otherwise Extremely Fine.

Ex Dr. Peter M. Suter Collection (M & M Basel 89, 14 June 2000), lot 8. 

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