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Astragalos

An astragalos is an animal knucklebone that was used in various games, including games of chance.

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Italy, Campania, Neapolis

AR Didrachm,  7.03g.  22mm.    c.300-275 B.C. Head of nymph to right wearing elaborate diadem, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; astragalos behind.   Rev. Man-headed bull standing to right being crowned by flying nike with wreath; monogram below.   HN 1, 579. Sambon 478var(monogram). Fine style, high relief, and attractive old collection toning.

Provenance/Pedigree
Ex: LHS Numismatic, Zurich, Auction 103, May 5, 2009, lot 8. 

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about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $8,500.00
Pisidia, Selge; ex: Niggeler et al.

AR Stater, 10.78g. 26mm. c.380-370 B.C. Two wrestlers engaged; astragalos below. Rev. Slinger standing to right; triskelis in field to right. SNG BN 1924(dies). Natural flan split from striking. Well struck and in high relief on both sides; fine old toning.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Walter Niggeler collection, Bank Leu and Münzen und Medaillen, Zurich, Auction, December 3, 1965, lot 33.
Ex: Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 20, April 25, 1978, lot 145.
Ex: Swiss Credit, Zurich, fixed price list 27, December, 1978. lot 110.
Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 1, March 29, 1988. lot 231.
Ex: Matthew Curtis collection, San Diego.

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Extremely Fine $6,500.00

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