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Ancients: Elis. Olympia. 82nd-87th Olympiad, c. 452-432 BC. Stater, 12.39g (10h). Obv: Eagle flying right, grasping hare and tearing i...

2011 April Heritage-Gemini Signature Ancient Coins Auction #3011

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Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
5440 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

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Ex Spencer-Churchill Collection 1933
Elis. Olympia. 82nd-87th Olympiad, c. 452-432 BC. Stater, 12.39g (10h). Obv: Eagle flying right, grasping hare and tearing it with its beak. Rx: F - A in field on either side of Nike running left, holding wreath in right hand and raising hem of chiton with left. Seltman 69. SNG Spencer-Churchill 165 (this coin). SNG Delepierre 2065 (same dies). Coins of Elis with the running Nike are highly desirable and normally only come in very low grade. In this case the Nike is very sharp for issue. There are several bankers' marks on the obverse. VF/Good VF.

Purchased by Churchill from famous Greek dealer Kambanis, 80 Pounds. Ex Ars Classica XVI, 1933, Captain Spencer-Churchill, lot 1286. Ex Gillet 965. Ex LHS 100, 2007, R. Maly Collection, lot 263.

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