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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #3542

Selge (BC 300-190) Stater

ca 300 BC. AR Stater (10.60g, 12h). Two wrestlers grappling; AΛ between / ΣΕΛΓΕΩΝ, Herakles standing facing, head right, holding club overhead in his right hand, lion skin draped over left arm. EF, lightly toned. Unpublished and extremely rare transitional issue. This coin pairs an obverse die from the earlier series (reverse in a square pelleted border) with a reverse from the later series (reverse in a circular pelleted border). The artwork is particularly good, which also suggests an earlier, rather than later, issue.

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City/Mint name:Selge
Rating (4 votes):22222
Keywords:silver / hellenistic
References:??? SNG France -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; SNG von Aulock -; cf. Weber 7424 (same obv. die; different reverse type)
Valuation:CNG Triton IX (1/2006), lot 971 ($3,000 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:46 KiB
Date added:Feb 18, 2006
Dimensions:500 x 240 pixels
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