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MESSANA SILVER TETRADRACHM – ISSUE WITH DOLPHINS IN EXERGUE PUBLISHED IN CALTABIANO AND EX KUNST & MUNZEN 1977 – XF NGC GRADED GREEK SICILY COIN (Inv. 17425)

$6,500.00

SICILY. MESSANA. Ca. 425-413 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 16.99 g, 24 mm. Issue of 425-421 BC.
Obv. Charioteer in biga of mules right, Nike flying above right, crowning horses, pair of confronted dolphins in the exergue. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ, hare springing right, dolphin to right below.
Caltabiano, Monetazione, Series XIII, 499.14 (D202’/R207 – this coin listed); HGC 2, 787; SNG ANS 361 (same dies).
Ex NAC 5/25/2020, lot 139 = Auctiones AG 17, 6/7/1988, lot 56 = Kunst und Münzen 17, 6/6/1977, lot 61.
NGC graded XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, with golden iridescent highlights around the devices.

PUBLISHED: Vilmar Numismatics FPL III, no. 23.

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