Ancient Coins: GREEK SILVER: Ionian Island, Samos

Ionian Island, Samos
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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.  

 

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 196, 2011, lot 1717.

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Extremely Fine $2,750.00

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