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ID:     151583
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     AEOLIS
City:     Grynium
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 17
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 4th-3rd Century
Diameter:     17 mm
Weight:     3.69 g
Obverse Description:     Laureate three-quarter facing head of Apollo
Reverse Legend:     ΓΥΡΝΗΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Mussel shell
Mint:     Grynium
Primary Reference:     SNG Cop 202
Reference2:     SNG VA 7689
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=45272
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Herodotus, in his History (i.149) lists "Gryneion" as one of the eleven ancient cities of Aeolis. Every reference down to the present day notes Gryneion, Grynion or Grynium as the city name. Yet all the coins are clearly marked GURNHWN-"Gurneion". This is an example of "metatheses" or the transposition of syllables in a word. it would be interesting to find other ancient inscriptions with the city name to compare spellings.