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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Lesbos| > GA89723
Lesbos, c. 500 - 450 B.C.
|Lesbos|, |Lesbos,| |c.| |500| |-| |450| |B.C.|, A most unusual use of illusion on a coin. The two confronting boars' heads can also be viewed as the facing head of a panther.
GA89723. Billon 1/12 stater, SNGvA 7712; SNG Munchen 646; Rosen 542; BMC Troas p. 151, 15; HGC 6 1069 (R2); SNG Cop -, gVF, dark toning, small edge crack, uncertain Koinon of Lesbos mint, weight 1.195g, maximum diameter 9.9mm, c. 500 - 450 B.C.; obverse confronting boar heads, creating the illusion of a facing head of a panther; reverse incuse square punch, M in one quarter; SOLD










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