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Rare Pedigreed Selinus Didrachm

SICILY. Selinus. Ca. 460-440 BC. AR didrachm (24mm, 8.37 gm, 9h).  Σ-Ε-ΛΙ-NO-TI-ON, Heracles, naked, to right, raising left leg and pressing knee against Cretan bull and grasping its horn with left hand, brandishing club in left hand / HYΨ-AΣ, river-god Hypsas, nude, standing left, holding branch and patera, pouring libation over altar around which a serpent twines; to right, heron walking right; above, parsley leaf. Rizzo pl. XXXI, 16. Boston 318. Dewing 684. SNG ANS 704 (these dies). Boehringer SNR 76, pl. 3, 66 (these dies). Kraay-Hirmer pl. 67, 187. Very rare! Attractively toned and one of the finest specimens extant. Good Very Fine.


Ex LHS 100 (23 April 2007), lot 173; R. Maly Collection (Hess-Leu 19, 12 April 1962) lot 82.  

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