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GREEK, Messenia, Messene, ca. 191-183 BC, AE Hemiobol or Hexachalkon (Hoover plate coin - HGC 5, 575)
Diademed head of Demeter right. / Zeus Ithomatos standing right, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, eagle perched on left wrist, tripod to right; ME/ΞE in two lines in left field.
HGC 5, 575 (this coin) (S); BCD Peloponnesos 708 (this coin); Grandjean 222a (this coin illustrated); BMC 24 var.
(23 mm, 7.59 g, 1h)
ex-BCD Collection: LHS Numismatics 96 (8 May 2006) Lot 708
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Keywords:Messenia Messene Hemiobol Hexachalkon Zeus Demeter
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Dino  [Jul 29, 2011 at 09:12 AM]
Wow. Beautiful example. Amazing pedigree. Definitely BoT material!
Noah  [Nov 22, 2011 at 04:44 PM]
wonderful coin...I particularly like the expression on Demeter's face
n.igma  [Aug 02, 2014 at 05:55 AM]
Exceedingly eye catching!