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ID:     823227
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Messana
Date Ruled:     425-421 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     BC 425-421
Diameter:     25 mm
Weight:     17.31 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     The nymph Messana, holding reins in both hands, driving slow biga of mules right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with wreath; in exergue, two dolphins confronted
Reverse Legend:     MEΣ-Σ-ANI-O-N
Reverse Description:     Hare springing right; below, dolphin right.
Primary Reference:     Caltabiano 499 (D202’/R207)
Reference2:     SNG ANS 361 (same dies)
Reference3:     SNG Lloyd 1092 (same obv. die)
Reference4:     Rizzo -; SNG Ashmolean 1844 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=143653
Grade:     EF, lightly toned, underlying luster, usual obverse die wear, minor die break on reverse.