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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #410

Marion? (BC 6th cent) Stater

late 6th cent BC. AR Stater (10.49g). Forepart of lion right with open mouth and raised forepaw / Shallow incuse square with irregular markings, among which the letters 'Ba Ta' may be read. Old toning, from an old collection, VF. Very rare.

Provenance: Spink Numismatic Circular 1994 no. 2007, put to Caria with a hint at Cyprus. Asyut 810 ("Uncertain Cyprus Mint"), of similar style on spread fabric, has letters 'Ba Ta' on shoulder of lion. The attribution to Marion is uncertain; Amathus is another possibility.

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City/Mint name:Marion
Rating (11 votes):11111
Keywords:silver / archaic
References:Price-Waggoner, Asyut Hoard, 810 var; J H Kagan, An Archaic Greek Coin Hoard, NC 1994 p. 33, 58-62 and pl. 4
Valuation:Baldwin's Auc. 37 (5/2004), lot 740 (GBP 900 ($1,615) + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Baldwin's Auctions -
Filesize:37 KiB
Date added:Dec 23, 2004
Dimensions:534 x 228 pixels
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