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    Elis. Olympia. 93rd Olympiad, c. 408 BC. Stater, 11.93g (5h). Obv: Head of eagle with piercing eye left; under its beak large ivyleaf (worn down). Rx: Thunderbolt with wings above and volutes below, F - A to right and left, all within olive-leaf border. Seltman 156, pl. V, BT2/ΓΨ. BCD 77 var. = SNG Delepierre 2107 var. (same obverse die). The issues of Olympia with the head of the eagle were published by Charles Seltman in his wonderful book Masterpieces of Greek Coinage. Here we offer three coins of this type all from different dies or die pairings. Good VF.

    Ex Glendining, 7 March 1957, lot 213. Purchased from Superior Stamp & Coin stock, December 1977.


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    April, 2011
    14th Thursday
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