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ID:     842119
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     MACEDONIA
City:     Amphipolis
Date Ruled:     369/8 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Drachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 369/8
Diameter:     15 mm
Weight:     3.94 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Apollo facing slightly right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse Legend:     AMΦ-IΠO-ΛIT-EΩN
Reverse Description:     AM?-I?O-ΛIT-EΩN in linear square around torch within linear square; all within incuse square
Primary Reference:     Lorber 62k (O8/R6 – this coin)
Reference2:     SNG ANS 79
Reference3:     SNG Berry 13
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=139321
Grade:     Superb EF, excellent metal and attractively toned
Notes:     Amongst the finest known. Ex Millon & Assoc. (8 June 2007), lot 54; Gadoury-France Numismatique-Antika 1-Mint State (13 October 1980), lot 146.Amphipolis was founded in 437 BC, lost to Athens during the Peloponnesian War, but remained independent until her capture by Philip II in 357 BC. During this short period, Amphipolis produced a remarkable series of coins depicting a facing head of Apollo. Heavily influenced by Kimon’s work at Syracuse, the local artists produced dies of outstanding technical skill.