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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Greece > Boiotia > GB74961
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, obverse off-center, scratches, Thebes mint, weight 4.641g, maximum diameter 19.3mm, die axis 0o, 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; SOLD

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