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Gorgon

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Macedon, Neapolis, ex: Sotheby 1914

AR Drachm, 3.76g. 15.5mm.  c.375-350 B.C.  Gorgon.  Rev. Laureate head of nymph to right.  SNG ANS 429. Kunstfreunde 192.  Fine style and lovely toning. This larger denomination is much rarer than the more commonly seen hemidrachm. 

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: L. D. Schlessinger Y. Guzman collection, Sotheby's, London, Auction July 20, 1914, lot 79 and illustrated on plate IV(purchased by Feuardent of Paris for £4/10.)

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about Extremely Fine $4,000.
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Peloponnesos, Elis(Olympia)

AR Drachm, 4.88g.  18mm.  c.244-208 B.C.  Eagle flying to right grasping hare.  Rev.  Winged gorgon head within center of thunderbolt.  Schwabacher Group IV,42(dies).  BCD Olympia 266(this coin).  This is a very rare and unusual type with the gorgon within the thunderolt.  This example was the sole piece appearing in the extensive published BCD collection of Olympia.   It also appears to be the only use of a gorgon on the coinage of Olympia.  

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: BCD Olympia collection, Leu Numismatics, Zurich, Auction 90, May 10, 2004, lot 266
Ex: CNG, Auction 73, Sept. 13, 2006, lot 278.

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good Very Fine/Extremely Fine $7,000.

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