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ID:     81002314
Type:     Greek
Region:     MESSENIA
City:     Messene
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 183-182
Weight:     14.75 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Wreathed head of Demeter right
Reverse Legend:     MOΣΣANO / Δ-I/O-N / A / [Φ]
Reverse Description:     Zeus standing right, holding eagle on his outstretched arm, preparing to cast thunderbolt; Δ-I/O-N in two lines flanking his torso, A between legs, tripod and [Φ] to right
Primary Reference:     Grandjean 94a (D56/R78) = BCD Peloponnesos 711 (this coin)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, toned, porous.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 2314 Ex BCD Collection (LHS 96, 8 May 2006), lot 711.