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Italy, Bruttium, Kroton; ex: Naville 1926

AR Stater, 7.64g. 28mm. c.530-500 B.C. Tripod on ornamented base with feet terminating in lion's feet; three handles; two snakes rising from bowl.  Rev. Incuse tripod with the snakes, handles, and base rendered in relief.   SNG ANS 233.  HN, Italy 2075. Antike Kunst , 1967, pl. 52,450 (this coin).  Fine old collection toning.

Ex: Naville, Ars Classica, Lucerne, Auction XII, October 18, 1926, lot 560.
Ex: Kricheldorf, Stuttgart, Auction XIII, September 23, 1963, lot 27.

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good Very Fine/Extremely Fine $7,500.
Macedon, Thessalonica, Philip I, 244-249 A.D.

AE 25, 10.12g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip to right.  Rev. Apollo leaning on snake entwined column to left; he holds bow in left hand; tripod and prize crown to left;  Greek abbreviated inscription,"Pythi" in field referring to the Pythian games.  SNG ANS 888. Remarkable quality.

The Pythian games referenced here on the reverse originated at Delphi in honor of Apollo whose temple and oracle were located there.  Other cities copied these games and referred to them on their coins.

Ex: Gemini VI, NY, Auction, January 9, 2011, lot 816


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Extremely Fine $1,250.

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