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ID:     803464
Type:     Greek
Region:     ARCADIA
City:     Psophis
Date Ruled:     Circa 450-430/20 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Obol
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 450-430/20
Diameter:     11 mm
Weight:     0.90 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Description:     Forepart of Keryneian Hind right
Reverse Legend:     Ψ / O
Reverse Description:     Fish right; Ψ (of local form) below, O above; all within incuse circle
Primary Reference:     BCD Peloponnesos 1680 (same dies)
Reference2:     SNG Cop -
Reference3:     TraitÉ III 929 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, toned, light porosity
Notes:     Very rare. Ex BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); Weil (22 June 1982), lot 34; MÜnzen und Medaillen AG FPL 373 (November-December 1975), no. 64.Psophis is located in northwest Arkadia, in the valley of the Erymanthos river, a forested and lush region. It remains one of the most verdant districts in the Peloponnesos today. Legend has is that Herakles captured both the Erymanthian Boar and the Keryneian hind in this area.