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MESSANA SILVER TETRADRACHM – NICELY TONED EX KOHN COLLECTION SPECIMEN – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK SICILY COIN (Inv. 10284)

$ 5,975.00

SICILY.  MESSANA.  Late 5th century BC.
Silver AR Tetradrachm, 17.16 g. 27 mm.
Obv. ΜΕΣΣΑ−ΝΑ, charioteer in biga of mules left, pair of confronted dolphins in the exergue.
Rev.  ΜΕΣ−Σ−Α−Ν−ΙΟ−Ν, hare to right, dolphin below.
SNG München 654 same obverse die); Caltabiano 523 (O 208 / R 220).
Ex Roger Kohn Collection (1883-1939)
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 2/5, “lt. smoothing” noted, nicely centered with attractive dark toning, from a well known collection of a French architect.