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Istros, Thrace, c. 280 - 255 B.C.
The A below dolphin control symbol was also used on Dima subgroup VIII, 2. The later style is quite different. On this earlier issue, the left head is always inverted. On the later issue, the right head is usually inverted.
GS38105. Silver drachm, Dima subgroup V, 3, pl. VIII, 5; SNG BM 240; AMNG I 416 var. (right head inverted); BMC Thrace p. 25, 2 var. (same), EF, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, weight 5.450g, maximum diameter 18.1mm, c. 280 - 256/255 B.C.; obverse two facing male heads, left head inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle left grasping a dolphin left with talons, A (control) below dolphin; SOLD
Catalog current as of Thursday, August 22, 2019.
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