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ID:     81002215
Type:     Greek
Region:     ELIS
City:     Olympia
Issuer:     83rd-85th Olympiad
Date Ruled:     448-440 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 448-440
Weight:     11.88 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Description:     Eagle, with wings stretched above and below, flying left, holding hare by its belly and tearing at it with his beak; five c/ms of various geometric shapes
Reverse Description:     Nike striding right, holding wreath and hem of her dress, within circular incuse
Primary Reference:     Seltman, Temple - (dies AC/ΑΘ [unlisted die combination])
Reference2:     BCD Olympia -
Reference3:     BCD Peloponnesos -
Reference4:     BMC 6 (same obv. die); Boston MFA 1191 = Warren 912 (same obv. die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near VF, lightly toned, minor doubling on obverse
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 2215 Very rare. Ex BCD Collection (not in LHS or Leu sales).The obverse die appears to have been re-engraved prior to striking this coin.