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ID:     79000276
Type:     Greek
Region:     ELIS
City:     Olympia
Issuer:     96th Olympiad
Date Ruled:     396 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 396
Weight:     11.77 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Eagle standing left, grasping coiled snake with beak and talons; all on round shield with raised rim
Reverse Legend:     F - A
Reverse Description:     Flaming thunderbolt with volutes above and tendrils below; all within incuse circle
Primary Reference:     Seltman, Temple 163 (dies BV/ΔΕ)
Reference2:     BCD Olympia 89 (same obv. die)
Reference3:     SNG Cop -
Reference4:     BMC 31 (same dies); Boston MFA 1206 (same dies); Weber 4045 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, lightly toned, two countermarks on obverse, slight die shift on reverse.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 276