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Lot 1814    Session 6 (9.30am Thursday)    Greek Silver & Bronze

Estimate $120

CARIA, uncertain mint, (early 5th century B.C.), silver obol, (0.568 grams), obv. forepart of lion facing, rev. scorpion, tail within incuse square to left, (S.-, cf.SNG Berry II 1047 [Asia Minor uncertain but probably Caria], cf.SNG Von Aulock 7803, cf.ACNAC Rosen 403, cf.SNG Keckman 917 [Caria]). Off centred on the obverse, otherwise very fine and extremely rare.

All the above published examples have the scorpion tail to the right, this example apparently unpublished has the tail to the left. The denomination is more likely to be an obol rather than a hemiobol.

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