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ID:     161625
Type:     Greek
Region:     LUCANIA
City:     Poseidonia
Date Ruled:     Circa 475-445 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Nomos
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 475-445
Diameter:     17 mm
Weight:     8.04 g
Die Axis:     4 h
Obverse Legend:     ΠΟΜΣΣ (retrograde) / [Σ]ΣΙΛΥ
Obverse Description:     POMES (retrograde), Poseidon advancing right, wielding trident overhead, chlamys draped over both arms; [S]EILU
Reverse Legend:     ΠΟΜΣΣ (retrograde)
Reverse Description:     POMES (retrograde), bull standing left
Primary Reference:     SNG ANS -
Reference2:     SNG Cop Supp. 50 corr. (same dies)
Reference3:     HN Italy 1114 note
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF
Notes:     Very rare issue with [S]EILU on obverse. [S]EILU is thought to be a reference to the river Silaros (mod. Sele).