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KHEREI SILVER STATER – RARE AND IMPRESSIVE ISSUE WITH ATHENA AS DOLPHIN RIDER – AU NGC GRADED GREEK LYCIAN DYNASTS COIN (Inv. 17807)

$6,750.00

LYCIAN DYNASTS. KHEREI, ca. 440-410/390 BC.
Silver stater, 8.53 g., 23 mm. Issue of Xanthus, ca. 400 BC.
Obv. Helmeted head of Athena left. Rev. KHEREI (in Lycian), Athena right, holding spear, owl, and shield, riding dolphin springing left.
Mørkholm & Zahle, 36; Vismara, 1966.
NGC graded AU, Strike 3/5, Surface 3/5, “marks”, an extremely rare type featuring the goddess Athena, clearly identifiable by her owl, riding a dolphin in the manner of a sea nymph, a beloved subject of Greek art.

PUBLISHED: Vilmar Numismatics FPL III, no. 90.

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