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ID:     73000203
Type:     Greek
Region:     LOCRIS
City:     Locri Opuntii (Epicnemidii)
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Obol
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 500-480
Weight:     0.81 g
Die Axis:     3 h
Obverse Description:     Amphora
Reverse Legend:     O
Reverse Description:     Aeginetan style skew pattern incuse; O in lower left incuse
Primary Reference:     TraitÉ III 424
Reference2:     Imhoof-Blumer, “Griechische MÜnzen,” NC 1895, I, 3
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 203 Very rare. This interesting obol is similar to those issued in nearby Orchomenos in Boeotia (cf. BCD Boiotia 196-198). On their obverse, both have one of their traditional civic symbols, a wheat grain at Orchomenos and an amphora at Lokris (the symbol appearing on all her later obols). On the reverse, both use the Aeginetan-style skew pattern with a portion of their ethnic in the incuses. Because of this strong similarity, this issue of Locris has been dated to the same period as the Orchomenos obols.