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    Beautiful Lebedus 'Wreath-Bearer'

    Lebedus. Ca. 160-140 BC. AR tetradrachm (30mm, 16.83 gm, 11h). Anaxipolis, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΛEBEΔIΩN / ANAΞ-ΠOΛIΣ, owl standing facing on club between double cornucopiae; all within laurel wreath. Amandry, group III, 14. Lightly Toned. Beautiful style and metal. Choice Extremely Fine.

    From the Kim Werner Collection. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XXVI (4 December 1991), lot 82.

    The coins of Lebedus are among the most beautiful of the so-called 'stephanophoroi,' or "wreath bearers,' a series of splendid tetradrachms struck by the coastal states of Asia Minor after their liberation from Seleucid rule in the mid second century BC. The name derives from the wreath enclosing the reverse design on virtually all of the issues.


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    September, 2012
    6th-11th Thursday-Tuesday
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