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ID:     194587
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     LUCANIA
City:     Thurium
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Nomos
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 300-280
Diameter:     21 mm
Weight:     7.8 g
Obverse Legend:     ΣΩ
Obverse Description:     Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla throwing a rock, SW on the neckguard
Reverse Legend:     ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ / ΣY
Reverse Description:     QOURIWN in exergue, bull butting right; above, EY and Nike, who flies right and crowns bull with wreath; bird (dove?) between hind legs
Primary Reference:     SNG ANS -
Reference2:     HN Italy 1879 cf.
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=52116
Grade:     Superb EF, light scratch in reverse field
Notes:     Unpublished variety from the rare Nike series. Both the obverse and reverse are unique in this series. None of the known obverses have letters on the neckguard. None of the reverses have a bird between the bull's hind legs, nor do they have a magistrate's signature of EY.