Greek Silver & Bronze
Lot 3482 Greek Silver & Bronze
THRACE, Byzantion, silver drachm, (416-357 B.C.), (5.29 grams), obv. cow standing to left on dolphin, **PU*, above, foreleg raised, rev. quadripartite incuse square of 'mill-sail' pattern, the surfaces granulated, (S.1579, BMC 1-8). Granular porous surface, but attractive, good very fine and very scarce.
The scarce drachm of this weight was issued at a weight standard to correspond to coincide with that of the Persian siglos. This is in contrast to the next issue of drachms (example in the next lot) where a large weight reduction took place to correspond to the Philip II standard of 15.3 grams for a tetradrachm, who besieged the city in 340-339 B.C.
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THRACE, Byzantion, silver drachm, (416-357 B.C.), (5.29 grams), obv. cow standing to left on dolphin, ...