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Kyzikos, Mysia, c. 450 - 400 B.C.
These very small fractions always weigh less than the theoretical weight for the denomination. They were often struck significantly below the theoretical weight. Wear, corrosion and porosity have usually further reduced the weight over time. They may even weigh less than half their theoretical weight. Assigning the denomination during attribution is often speculative.
GA85721. Silver obol
, SNG BnF
378; SNG Cop
48; SNG Kayhan
55; BMC Mysia
p. 35, 118; Von Fritze II
11, gVF, sharp
detail, lightly etched surfaces, earthen deposits, tight flan
, Kyzikos (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, weight
0.798g, maximum diameter
11.7mm, die axis
, c. 450 - 400 B.C.; obverse
forepart of boar
running left, reversed E on side
, tunny fish upwards behind (tunny off flan
); reverse head
of roaring lion
left within incuse
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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