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    Sicily, Akragas. 470-420 B.C. AR tetradrachm. Eagle standing left, ethnic engraved in boustrophedonic form/Crab. 16.98 g. Dewing 555, SNG ANS 964. VF30 ICG with some porosity noted, primarily on the reverse. Quite an excellent example of this rare type.
    A boustrophedon is an inscription written from left to right, then right to left in alternating lines. This is rarely seen in ancient numismatics.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (NGC ID# 26NR, Variety PCGS# 100009, Base PCGS# 99967)

    Weight: 16.97 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver , 5.33% Copper


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