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GREEK, Phokis, Federal Coinage, AE 15, 354-352 BC, struck under Onymarchos - BMC 103, pl. III, 24; SNG Copenhagen 131
Facing bullís head draped with sacrificial fillet.
ONY/MAP/XOY in three lines; all within laurel wreath.
BCD Lokris/Phokis 301.2 (this coin); BMC 103, pl. III, 24; SNG Copenhagen 131. (16 mm, 4.21 g, 2h)
ex- CNG; ex- BCD Collection: NAC 55 (8 October 2010) Lot 301 (part of)

Most of these coins were withdrawn from circulation and melted down at the end of the Third Sacred War. Surviving examples are very rare, less than a couple of dozen known.The coin bears the name of Onymarchos, the second Phokian strategos (general) in the third to fifth years of the Third Sacred War. It is amongst the first mainland Greek coins of its time to bear the full name of a living Greek.
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JBF  [Feb 10, 2019 at 11:39 PM]
history, provenance, condition, rarity, a very nice little coin!
Jay GT4  [Feb 11, 2019 at 10:03 PM]
Agreed, very nice