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Ionian Islands, Samos, Silver Drachm

Ionian Islands, Samos (412-405 B.C.), Silver Drachm. Attic standard. Lion's scalp facing, rev. ΣAMI, forepart of an ox running right, wearing an ornamented collar, an olive-spray below its head; all within an incuse square, 4.24g., 2h (Barron, Class IX, 1, pl. XVII, 2 (these dies); Waddington 2035). Some light old cleaning marks in reverse field, attractive iridescent cabinet tone, nearly extremely fine and very rare.

Provenance:

Ex Numismatic Fine Arts IV, 24 March 1977, lot 294
Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII, Part I, 31 March 1987, lot 197

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