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Boiotia, Greece, Boiotian League, 287 - 244 B.C.
The third specimen known to Forum. The usual type, but still rare, has Nike on the reverse in a similar pose. BMC Central Greece and Head Boeotia list the type (both the same coin) with Athena, but do not include the coin in the plates. BCD Boiotia 86, from different dies, sold for $395 plus fees. We do not know of any other examples.
GB74961. Bronze AE 19, cf. BMC Central
p. 39, 71 = Head Boeotia
p. 83; BCD Boiotia
86 var. (wreath
behind, undivided inscription
); SNG Cop
-; SNG Christomanos
-, F, green patina
off-center, scratches, Thebes mint, weight
4.641g, maximum diameter
19.3mm, die axis
, 287 - 244 B.C.; obverse head
of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion
scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse Athena
standing right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet, [brandishing thunderbolt in right?], aegis
on extended left arm, B−OIΩTIΩN downward on right; ex BCD Collection
with his tag noting, "Procured near Thebes."; extremely rare
Catalog current as of Saturday, September 23, 2017.
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