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ID:     752746
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     CARIA
City:     Cnidos
Date Ruled:     Circa 449-411 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Drachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 449-411
Diameter:     17 mm
Weight:     6.28 g
Die Axis:     9 h
Obverse Description:     Forepart of roaring lion right
Reverse Description:     Head of Aphrodite right within incuse square
Primary Reference:     Cahn 86 (V40/R59)
Reference2:     SNG Keckman 128 (same dies)
Reference3:     SNG Cop Supp. 346
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=61506
Grade:     Good VF, toned, minor porosity.
Notes:     From the rare Series V coinage (H.A. Cahn), characterized by a superb, refined head of Aphrodite in the finest style. The details are so sharp on this die that the bands used to tie back Aphrodite's hair are clearly visible.