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These coins were only minted every four years during the Olympic Games, and were minted on the grounds of the games in a sacred ritualistic manner.SH58692. Silver drachm, BCD Peloponnesos 249, Elis Hoard grp. II, gVF, toned, weight 4.796 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 180o, obverse eagle flying right, clutching and devouring hare in talons; reverse thunderbolt with double volutes above and wings below, Φ−A across field; ex Heritage auction 3019, lot 23123; ex Mayflower Collection, ex Stack's (6-7 December 1995), lot 133; SOLD
Sikyon, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 335 - 330 B.C.
Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus between Corinth and Achaea. Sicyon was known in antiquity for its industries including wood sculpture, bronze work, and pottery. Its central location meant it was frequently involved in the wars of its neighbors, Thebes, Corinth, Athens and Sparta.SH67618. Silver stater, BCD Peloponnesos 219; Traité III 776; BMC Peloponnesus p. 40, 56; SNG Cop 48 var. (N vice I), VF, toned, struck with a worn obverse die, weight 11.943 g, maximum diameter 23.2 mm, die axis 270o, Sikyon mint, c. 335 - 330 B.C.; obverse chimera advancing left, paw raised, wreath above, ΣE below; reverse dove flying left, I left, all within olive wreath; ex CNG Auction 312, lot 88; from a collection formed in the late 1930s; SOLD
Olympia, Elis, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 323 - 271 B.C.
Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.
These coins were only minted every four years during the Olympic Games, and were minted on the grounds of the games in a sacred ritualistic manner.
SH15311. Silver hemidrachm, BMC Peloponnesus p. 67, 83, gF, toned, weight 2.562 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, die axis 180o, Olympia mint, c. 323 - 271 B.C.; obverse laureate head of the Olympian Zeus right; reverse eagle standing right on Ionic capital, wings closed, F - A in fields, all within shallow circular incuse; ex "B.C.D." Collection, conservative grading by Mr. Sear; very scarce; SOLD
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