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Omphalos

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

(2 coins)

55782 Order
Aeolis, Myrina

AR Tetradrachm, 16.72g. 33mm. c.155-145 B.C. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Apollo Grynius walking to right holding patera and laurel branch with two fillets; omphalos and amphora below. Sacks, ANSMN 30. issue 30. Fine style and exceptionally well struck in high relief. Lightly toned.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Phoibos collection, Munich, c.1950's-1980's

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Extremely Fine $2,750.00

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

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Hirsch, Munich, Auction 280, February 8, 2012, lot 4302.

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good Very Fine/Very Fine $140.00

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