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ID:     783949
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Messana
Date Ruled:     412-408 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 412-408
Diameter:     27 mm
Weight:     17.06 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Description:     The nymph Messana, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both, driving slow biga of mules left; in exergue, two dolphins confronted
Reverse Legend:     ΜΣΣΣΑΝΙΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Hare springing left; above, dove flying left; grain ear below
Primary Reference:     Caltabiano 620 (D220/R246)
Reference2:     SNG ANS 378 (same obv. die)
Reference3:     SNG Lloyd 1105 (same obv. die)
Reference4:     SNG Fitzwilliam 1079 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 27, 5 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, lightly toned, slight die rust on obverse.
Notes:     From the Semon Lipcer Collection.