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ID:     775286
Type:     Greek
Region:     MESSENIA
City:     Messene
Date Ruled:     Late 2nd century BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Hemidrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Late 2nd century
Diameter:     15 mm
Weight:     2.26 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head of Zeus right
Reverse Legend:     ΜΕ / Σ
Reverse Description:     Tripod; ME monogram to left, S to right; all within wreath
Primary Reference:     Grandjean 130a = BCD Peloponnesos 732 (this coin)
Reference2:     SNG Cop 505 cf. (Zeus left)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, toned
Notes:     Rare. From the BCD Collection (LHS 96, 8 May 2006), lot 732.