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ID:     760579
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Messana
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 425-421
Diameter:     24 mm
Weight:     17.13 g
Die Axis:     8 h
Obverse Description:     Nymph Messana driving biga of mules left, holding reins; above, Nike flying right, crowning nymph; confronted dolphins below
Reverse Legend:     ΜΣΣ−Σ−ΑΝ−ΙΟΝ (retrograde)
Reverse Description:     Hare springing left; below, head of Pan left
Primary Reference:     Caltabiano 608 (D218/R237 this coin listed as speciemn 16)
Reference2:     SNG ANS 370
Reference3:     SNG Cop 406
Reference4:     SNG Lloyd 1101 (same obv. die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near EF, deeply toned.
Notes:     Ex Leu 2 (25 April 1972), lot 91; Hess-Leu 31 (6-7 December 1966), lot 117.