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ID:     3900242
Type:     Greek
Region:     PAMPHYLIA
City:     Aspendus
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     circa 4th-3rd century BC
Diameter:     22.3 mm
Weight:     10.75 g
Obverse Legend:     H / X
Obverse Description:     Two naked belt wrestlers grappling; a very faint letter H between them, X to right.
Reverse Legend:     ΣΣΤ
Reverse Description:     A slinger right; ΣΣΤ below his arm, triskeles to left.
Primary Reference:     SNG Cop 236
Photograph Credit:     Calgary Coin
Grade:     VF, some weak areas.
Notes:     ex Darcy Phalen collection. ex Rauch (Oct. 17, 2005) auction 76, lot 337. A rare variation for a numbers of reasons. First, the triskeles is to the left of the slinger, while on most types it is to the right. Second, the inscription is an abbreviated form of the city name horizontally below the slingers arm, while on most types it is the full name vertically to the left. Finally, the wrestlers are wearing belts with the one wrestler grabbing the belt and shoulder of the other who is grabbing at that wrestler's leg.