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ID:     80000129
Type:     Greek
Region:     THRACE
City:     Dikaia
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Distater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 515-480
Weight:     19.54 g
Obverse Description:     Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse Description:     Quadripartite incuse square
Primary Reference:     cf. SchÖnert-Geiss, Bisanthe 1-5 (unlisted dies)
Reference2:     cf. May, Dikaia 13-15
Reference3:     cf. TraitÉ II 1767-8
Reference4:     SNG Cop -; cf. Boston MFA 577; cf. Weber 2353
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near EF, lightly toned
Notes:     Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 129 Well centered on a broad flan Distaters of Dikaia are quite rare, with only seven examples known to SchÖnert-Geiss at the time of her study in 1975. The present example differs in style from those cataloged by SchÖnert-Geiss, but is very similar to her latest issue of staters (her no. 17 = Pozzi 1059).