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ID:     808756
Type:     Greek
Region:     MACEDONIA
City:     Siris
Date Ruled:     Circa 525-480 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 525-480
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     9.11 g
Obverse Description:     Satyr right seizing nymph left; three pellets around
Reverse Description:     Quadripartite incuse square divided diagonally
Primary Reference:     Smith Group 5
Reference2:     HPM pl. VIII, 1-7
Reference3:     SNG Cop 187
Reference4:     SNG ANS -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, minor porosity.
Notes:     The original attribution of this series to Lete was based on an incorrect reading in the 19th century of a late, inscribed issue. Svoronos later identified an example he read as CIRINON (in retrograde), for the town of Siris (modern Serres). Later numismatists doubted his reading, most thinking the faint “letters” were actually die breaks. An exceptional, obviously inscribed, example in Leu 81 (lot 147), clearly shows that Svoronos’ reading was correct.