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    Rare Early Magnesia

    IONIA. Magnesia ad Meandrum. Ca. 160-140 BC. AR tetradrachm (33mm, 16.88 gm, 1h). Stephanophoric type, early issue circa 160-155 BC. Apollodoros, son of Kallikrates, magistrate. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / MAΓ-NHTΩN, Apollo standing left, resting on tall tripod to right, holding branch tied with fillet; AΠOΛΛOΔΩPOΣ KAΛΛIKPATOY in two lines to right, meander pattern below; all within laurel wreath. Jones 5a (early obverse die of "fine" style). Very rare early issue, with only two recorded examples! Broad flan, handsome golden toning. NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 5/5.

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    September, 2016
    8th-13th Thursday-Tuesday
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