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ID:     806146
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     LYCIAN DYNASTS
Issuer:     Uncertain Dynast
Date Ruled:     550-440 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 490/80-440/30
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     9.25 g
Die Axis:     10 h
Obverse Description:     Boar standing left, with head lowered as if preparing to charge, on pelleted ground line
Reverse Description:     Bearded head left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, in pelleted square within incuse square
Primary Reference:     Falghera 47
Reference2:     SNG Cop Supp. 384
Reference3:     SNG VA -
Reference4:     BMC 28; TraitÉ I 841
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=117823
Grade:     EF, toned, slight doubling on obverse
Notes:     Extremely rare, and possibly the finest known. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 54 (14 June 2000), lot 722 and front cover.Lycia was nominally under Persian rule in the late 5th century, but it was practically independent as long as it paid annual tribute to Persia. Ruled by dynasts, their abundant coinage testifies to the great prosperity of Lycia. During this period the Lycian alphabet came into widespread use.