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ID:     806143
Type:     Greek
Region:     IONIA
City:     Clazomenae
Date Ruled:     Circa 499-494 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Didrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 499-494
Diameter:     18 mm
Weight:     6.99 g
Obverse Description:     Forepart of winged boar right
Reverse Description:     Rough quadripartite incuse square
Primary Reference:     SNG Cop 1-2
Reference2:     SNG M√únchen 450
Reference3:     SNG VA 1981-2
Reference4:     BMC 2
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Superb EF, toned
Notes:     Perfectly centered on a broad flan of excellent metal. Ex Leu 48 (10 May 1989), lot 227.Another member city of the Ionian Dodekapolis, Klazomenai was one of the first Ionian cities to issue silver coins. It was the birthplace of the philosopher Anaxagoras, who was responsible for early theories on universal order.