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Omphalos

The omphalos is a cult stone at Delphi that marked the center or navel of the earth.

(3 coins)

55565 Order
Aeolis, Myrina, Drachm, ex: Aufhauser
AR Drachm, 4.06g. 18mm. c.150 B.C. Laureate head of Apollo to right with two plaits of hair falling down the nape of his neck. Rev. Apollo of Gryneium standing to right holding a laurel branch with two fillets and a patera; omphalos and amphora below to right; all within laurel wreath. Sacks, "The Wreathed Coins of Aeolian Myrina," in ANS Museum Notes, 30, 1985, p. 38, issue 29, but only listing tetradrachms. Fine style, very rare issue, and among the finest known Myrina drachms; luster under light toning and virtually as struck

Ex: Hauck and Aufhäuser, Munich, Auction 20, 2007, lot 85. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $11,500.00


55558 Order
Mysia, Pergamum
AE 20. 7.30g. after 133 A.D. Laureate head of Asklepios to right. Rev. Serpent coiled around omphalos; monogram in field to left. SNG France 1803var (monogram). Green patina

Ex: Hirsch, Munich, Auction 2080, 2012, lot 4302. See more detailed image
good Very Fine/Very Fine $140.00


55559 Order
Mysia, Pergamum
AE 16, 3.77g. c.133 B.C.-Augustus. Magistrate: Asklepiades. Laureate bust of Hygeia to right. Rev. Serpent coiled around omphalos. BMC 163. SNG France 1938. Scarce and in exceptional quality; lovely dark green patina See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $750.00

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