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ID:     840836
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient Africa
Region:     CYRENAICA
City:     Barce
Date Ruled:     Circa 480-435 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 480-435
Weight:     15.63 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Silphium plant with two pairs of leaves; fruit to left and right
Reverse Description:     Silphium fruit flanked by two dolphins; all within incuse square
Primary Reference:     Asyut 848
Reference2:     SNG Cop 1163 (Kyrene)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=139372
Grade:     Near VF, a few deposits, a few light scratches under tone
Notes:     Very rare. Ex LHS 95 (25 October 2005), lot 755; Hess-Leu 45 (12 May 1970), lot 412; Comte Chandon de Briailles Collection (Bourgey, 17 June 1959), lot 410; Clarence S. Bement Collection (Part II, Naville VII, 23 June 1924), lot 1865; J. Hirsch XXXII (14 November 1912), lot 598.