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ID:     160090
Type:     Greek
Region:     LOCRIS
City:     Locri Opuntii (Epicnemidii)
Date Ruled:     Circa 356-336 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 356-336
Diameter:     23 mm
Weight:     12.04 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Description:     Wreathed head of Persephone right wearing single pendant earring and necklace
Reverse Legend:     ΟΠΟΝΤΙΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Ajax advancing right, nude but for crested Corinthian helmet, holding sword in right hand, shield decorated with palm and griffin in left; broken spear and ground below
Primary Reference:     Wartenberg,
Reference2:     SNG Cop 42
Reference3:     BMC -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Rare. The fine and extensive coinage of the Opuntian Lokrians is surprising for a city whose place in history is relatively unknown. It has been suggested that the Lokrians, returning from service as mercenaries in Sicily, may have brought with them a quantity of Syracusan coins which would have provided bullion and the prototype for the 'Euainetan' head adopted at Lokris.