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    Rare Olbia Cast Bronze

    SCYTHIA. Olbia. Ca. 470-450 BC. AE cast 69mm (139.38 gm, 12h). Choice XF. Paus(anius?), magistrate. Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet with narrow brow plate and spiral ornament at nape, dolphin leaping right before face / Π - Α - Υ - Σ within angles of four-spoked wheel with raised rim. Cf. HGC 3, pt. II, 1880 (legend within spokes instead of on rim). Anokhin 164. Frolova & Abramzon 130-3. Very rare, one of approximately 15 known specimens. An impressive piece, nicely cast and retaining its lovely green-earthen patina.

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    April, 2018
    20th-23rd Friday-Monday
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