Ancient Coins: GREEK SILVER: Ionian Island, Samos
AR Diobol, 1.12g. 10mm. c.398-365 B.C. Facing lion's scalp. Rev. Prow of ship (Samaina) to right. Barron, pl. XXII, 1. Weber 6307. The Samaina is a bireme ship designed and employed by Samos that is distinguished by an upturned ram in the shape of a boar's head, abbreviated here.
Rare with lovely toning and among the best known examples.
Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 196, 2011, lot 1717.See more detailed image
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