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Ancients: CRETE. Hierapytna. Ca. 200-67 BC. AR didrachm (22mm, 7.28 gm, 1h)....

2013 September 25 - 27, 30 & October 1 World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #3026

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 25, 2013
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Room 103A
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Description:
Impressively Pedigreed Cretan Rarity
CRETE. Hierapytna. Ca. 200-67 BC. AR didrachm (22mm, 7.28 gm, 1h). Samagoras, magistrate. Head of Tyche right, wearing turreted headdress, triple-pendant earring, and necklace / Palm tree; to left, eagle standing right; ΣAMA/ΓOPAΣ and monogram to right, IEPAΠYTN/ΩN below. Svoronos, Numismatique 28 var. (eagle and legend reversed). BMC 7 var. (same). Jameson 2127 (this coin). Very rare. Die break on obverse. NGC Choice XF? 5/5 - 5/5.

Ex Triton XIII (5 January 2010), lot 167; Robert Jameson Collection, 2127; Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 528; Hyman Mantagu Collection (Part I, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 23 March 1896, lot 438). 

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