CAULONIA SILVER STATER – OUTSTRANDING OVERSTRIKE ON AN ACRAGAS CRAB STATER – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK BRUTTIUM COIN (Inv. 17420)
BRUTTIUM. CAULONIA. Ca. 475-410 BC.
Silver stater, 7.91 g, 22 mm.
Obv. KAVΛ (retrograde), Apollo striding right, holding branch, a small daimon running on his extended arm, stag in right field. Rev. KAV (retrograde), stag right, laurel branch in right field.
Noe, The Coinage of Caulonia, Group F, 83 (same dies); Rutter, HN Italy, 2046.
Ex CNG 41, 3/19/1997, lot 137.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, “overstruck” and “undertype: Acragas” noted; the outline of the crab on the original coin remains visible on the obverse, rotated about 15 degrees off vertical.
PUBLISHED: Vilmar Numismatics FPL III, no. 11.
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