Ionia, Magnesia on the Maeander, Silver Tetradrachm

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Ionia, Magnesia on the Maeander, Silver Tetradrachm

Ionia, Magnesia on the Maeander (c. 160-150 B.C.), Silver Tetradrachm. Magistrate Pausanias. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis facing right, a bow and quiver over her shoulder, rev. MAΓNHTΩN / ΠAYΣANIAΣ / ΠAYΣANIOY, Apollo Delphios standing facing, head turned to left, holding a branch tied with fillet and leaning against a tall tripod on right, meander pattern below; all within a laurel-wreath, 16.85g., 12h (N. Jones, 'The Autonomous Wreathed Tetradrachms of Magnesia on Maeander', ANS MN 24, 1979, 13/1; SNG Lockett 2830 (these dies)). Lightly toned, extremely fine and attractive.

Provenance:

Purchased privately from H.J. Berk in the 1980s

Ex Herbert & Aphrodite Rubin Collection

 

BM01237

£2,250
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