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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Megalopolis. Circa 160-150 BC. Bronze dichalkon
Bronze dichalkon or fourree core. 14.2mm. 2.27 g.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: Large X with ΞB above, K-A across, M and thunderbolt below, all within wreath

Attribution: cf. BCD Peloponnesos 1551.1 Date: 160-150 BC

Ex BCD with tag. Note from BCD stating that this is a bronze coin struck from an identified offical die for a hemidrachm. This would make it possibly a test strike in bronze or a fouree core from a stolen die.
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Randygeki(h2)  [Oct 05, 2011 at 05:45 AM]
Great portrait and very neat coin!
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