PERGAMUM ( PERGAMON ) SILVER DIDRACHM – RARE DENOMINATION FOR CISTOPHORIC ISSUES – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK MYSIA COIN (Inv. 11041)
MYSIA. PERGAMUM. Ca. 133-67 BC.
Silver Didrachm, 6.27 g., 23 mm., struck on the Cistophoric standard, ca. 123-104 BC.
Obv. Lion’s skin draped over club, all within ivy wreath.
Rev. Grapes on vine, ethnic monogram (for Pergamum) in left field, ME monogram above.
Kleiner, Hoard 20a (same dies).
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5. A rare denomination of the cistophoric emissions, there are only two other specimens of this variety readily evident in the market records of the last 15 years.