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ID:     720733
Type:     Greek
Region:     IONIA
City:     Magnesia ad Meandrum
Issuer:     Themistokles(?)
Date Ruled:     Circa 465-459 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Obol
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC irca 465-459
Weight:     0.88 g
Obverse Description:     Male figure standing left extending right arm to a horse standing facing, head left
Reverse Description:     Eagle flying right
Primary Reference:     Unpublished
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, toned, struck from worn dies, minor porosity
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 733 Possibly unique. This coin appeared in the market alongside known issues of Themistokles and his son, Archepolis, but does not appear in NollÉ & Wenninger’s corpus of their coinage, nor has another appeared in the recent sales of their coinage. While the obverse type is novel, a similar reverse type of an eagle flying appears on issues of both rulers. Additionally, the general style and fabric of the flan is consistent with Themistokleian issues.