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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Sicily| > |Akragas| > GI91782
Akragas, Sicily, 338 - 317 B.C.
|Akragas|, |Akragas,| |Sicily,| |338| |-| |317| |B.C.|, We received this coin in 2005. Worried that the light green spots were active bronze disease, we set the coin aside with intentions to examine it more closely and probably treat it. It was misplaced and never treated. Upon its "rediscovery" and a close examination, it is clear, the light green spots are not bronze disease. The coin has not changed in the slightest over the last 14 years.
GI91782. Bronze AE 16, Calciati I p. 206, 116 R1 2 (different dies); SNG ANS 1113; HGC 2 164; SNG Cop 95 var.; SNG Munchen -, VF, beautiful style - finest style for the type, dark patina with lighter encrustations, tight flan, Akragas (Agrigento, Sicily, Italy) mint, weight 4.200g, maximum diameter 16.0mm, die axis 270o, 338 - 317 B.C.; obverse AKPAΓA, laureate head of Zeus left; reverse eagle left, wings open, hare in talons with head down and left, ∆ below wings; SOLD










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