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Estimate: 9'500 USD   |   Starting price: 7'600 USD Price realized: 25'000 USD
The Prospero Collection of Ancient Greek Coins. EPIRUS. Kingdom of Epirus, Pyrrhos (297-272 B.C.), Silver Didrachm, 8.19g,. Lokroi Epizephyrioi mint (?), struck c.279-274 B.C. Head of Achilles facing to left, wearing a crested helmet ornamented with a griffin. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΠYPPOY , Thetis, veiled, seated to left on a sea-horse which is swimming to right, she holds the shield of Achilles, adorned with a Gorgon-head (BMC 8; SNG Lloyd 657; Jameson 1128; Kraay - Hirmer pl. 150, 473). Lightly toned, very fine, exceedingly rare and a very interesting coin. Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 10 March 1987 US$ 9,500

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