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    Unique Seltman 87a

    Elis. Olympia. 84th-85th Olympiad, c. 452-432 BC. Stater, 11.46g (11h). Obv: Eagle flying right with hare in its claws. Rx: Nike wearing long chiton seated left on square cippus, extending her right arm to touch a lion's head fountain, left hand on seat behind her. Seltman 87a (this coin). Weber 4019. SNG Lockett 2395. SNG Delepierre 2083 var. (same obverse die, different reverse). This unique coin has been famous for decades and has been in the most important collections in Britain and America. The lower part of the reverse is flatly struck but the seated Nike is very elegant and her wings show excellent detail. VF.

    Ex Glendining, 27 May 1959, Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, lot 1932. Ex Ars Classica VII, 1924, Clarence S. Bement Collection, lot 1246.


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    April, 2011
    14th Thursday
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