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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #8376

Kyme (BC 350-320) Didrachm

ca 350-320 BC. AR Didrachm (5.45g, 7h). Eagle with closed wings standing right, head turned to left / […], forepart of horse right. Extremely rare. Considerable traces of corrosion, otherwise very fine.

Acquired from Spink´s in April 1970. This is one of the very few known examples of the late 4th century didrachm coinage of Kyme. One example signed by a different magistrate is in the BM and one was sold by NFA in 1976, which may well have been struck from the same dies as the present piece but is so corroded that it is impossible to be sure.

File information
City/Mint name:Kyme
Keywords:silver / classical
References:Cf. BMC 14 = Traité II, 2059 (different magistrate); NFA II, 25 March 1976, 178 (probably the same dies); SNG von Aulock -
Valuation:LHS Auc. 102 (4/2008), lot 270 (CHF 1,500 ($1,453) + comm)
Photo courtesy of:LHS Numismatik AG -
Filesize:99 KiB
Date added:Nov 07, 2011
Dimensions:712 x 350 pixels
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