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ID:     79000352
Type:     Greek
Region:     IONIA
City:     Teos
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Drachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 375
Weight:     3.41 g
Die Axis:     8 h
Obverse Description:     Griffin seated right, raising forepaw
Reverse Legend:     ZHION / AΓ-NΩN
Reverse Description:     Quadripartite incuse square with granulated quarters and thick crossbars; ZHION (sic) on horizontal crossbar, AΓ-NΩN on vertical crossbar
Primary Reference:     Kinns 11 (dies 4/- [unlisted rev. die]
Reference2:     SNG Cop 1443
Reference3:     SNG Lockett 2853 (same obv. die)
Reference4:     Balcer pl. XIX, 138 = Weber 6214 (same obv. die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, toned
Notes:     Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 352 Rare. Kinns’ description of the reverse of this type lists the ethnic as THIΩN, but on his reverse die 8, as well as the reverse used on this coin, the legend is erroneously engraved as ZHION.