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ID:     806134
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:     20 mm
Weight:     9.90 g
Obverse Description:     Ithyphallic satyr standing right, grasping hand of nymph fleeing right; three pellets around
Reverse Description:     Rough incuse square
Primary Reference:     Smith Group 5 (Lete)
Reference2:     AMNG III/2, 18 (Lete)
Reference3:     HPM pl. VIII, 1-7
Reference4:     SNG ANS 956-61 (”Lete”)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Choice EF, toned
Notes:     Exceptional metal for issue. The original attribution of this series to Lete was based on Svoronos' incorrect reading of a late, inscribed issue. More recent studies, and an exceptional inscribed example in Leu 81 (lot 147), clearly show that the ethnic is CIRINON (in retrograde) for the town of Siris (modern Serres).