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Thracian Chersonese AR, Lion * Pentacle Hemiobol
Thracian, Chersonese 480-350 BC.
Silver Hemiobol

Obv: Forepart of lion right, head reverted left, tongue protruding.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square, pellet with ligate and Pentacle monograms.

Size: 14.10 x 13.4 mms.
Weight: 2.31 grams
Die Axis: 180

Condition: Superb! Appears mint or near mint condition. I cant imagine it looked much if at-all different the hour it was struck. Bright, clear, stunning luster, perfectly centered and well-struck in all areas on an excellent flan. Gorgeous coin which a mere photo cannot do justice.

Similar to: Sear Greek Coins and their Values (SG) Number sg1604/05
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wolfgang336  [Jan 07, 2006 at 07:20 PM]
Easily the finest I've seen!
Jochen  [Jan 07, 2006 at 09:13 PM]
cogito  [Jan 08, 2006 at 07:56 PM]
Very nice pentacle reverse example! Check my gallery for a "bee" reverse. The variation in reverses on this issue never cease to amaze me.
Tiathena  [Jan 09, 2006 at 09:19 PM]
Thanks very much guys, much appreciated! One of those coins - 'See = Must Have!' I couldn't pass it up. Thanks for your pointer, too, Cogito. Have seen yours as well, voted and left comment. Just beautiful! One on auction now on eB_ in pitiable condition... Yes, I really love these coins, too!
Potator II  [Jan 10, 2006 at 11:38 AM]
This lion is outstanding, Masterpiece !!!
Pscipio  [Jan 10, 2006 at 02:19 PM]
Absolutely stunning lion and overall condition, wow!
Jan Terje Rafdal  [Jan 11, 2006 at 07:24 AM]
Simply gorgeous coin. I hope that the celator was paid well for the work
Noah  [Feb 07, 2006 at 12:13 AM]
I'm speechless! Ummmm...
Massanutten  [Feb 20, 2006 at 01:34 PM]
Super addition to a superior collection!!
Roland Mueller  [Jun 02, 2006 at 12:27 PM]
Absolutely perfect-congrats for this jewel. The lion is - I run out of superlatives!
areich  [Jun 02, 2006 at 05:00 PM]
I've never seen one as nice as this, congratulations!
Buzzygirl  [Jan 27, 2007 at 10:35 PM]
I collect these too, and this one is absolutely magnificent!
CGPCGP  [Jun 18, 2008 at 12:23 PM]
This should be in the best of type gallery.
Taras  [Feb 20, 2013 at 06:16 PM]
Amazing coin!
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