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Estimate: 500 GBP   |   Starting price: 400 GBP Online bidding closed
Snakes and Lyres. c.50-30 BC. Silver half unit. 11mm. 0.59g. Stylised crossed-wreath design with ringed-pellet ‘stickman’ and lyres in angles./ Horse left with beaded mane, lyres above, corn ear motif below. ABC 2505, VA–, BMC 3785-86, S–. Good EF, bright silver, sharp wreath, bold horse. An exceptionally excellent example, the most virginal we’ve seen. VERY RARE only twenty others known.

A branched emblem on a ring not only occurs on this immaculate Snakes and Lyres coin, but on two other coins in this sale: the Crescents Corn Ears silver unit, ABC 1591 (lot 20) and the Anted Monogram gold stater, ABC 2069 (lot 25). A fertility symbol, maybe?

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