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    Impressively Pedigreed Cretan Rarity

    CRETE. Hierapytna. Ca. 200-67 BC. AR didrachm (22mm, 7.28 gm, 1h). Samagoras, magistrate. Head of Tyche right, wearing turreted headdress, triple-pendant earring, and necklace / Palm tree; to left, eagle standing right; ΣAMA/ΓOPAΣ and monogram to right, IEPAΠYTN/ΩN below. Svoronos, Numismatique 28 var. (eagle and legend reversed). BMC 7 var. (same). Jameson 2127 (this coin). Very rare. Die break on obverse. NGC Choice XF? 5/5 - 5/5.

    Ex Triton XIII (5 January 2010), lot 167; Robert Jameson Collection, 2127; Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 528; Hyman Mantagu Collection (Part I, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 23 March 1896, lot 438). 


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