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ID:     81002057
Type:     Greek
Region:     SIKYONIA
City:     Sikyon
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     Circa 431-400 BC BC
Weight:     12.09 g
Die Axis:     5 h
Obverse Legend:     ΣE
Obverse Description:     Chimaera standing left on groundline, raising right forepaw; ΣE below
Reverse Description:     Dove flying left within wreath tied to right
Mint:     Sikyon
Primary Reference:     BCD Peloponnesos 186
Reference2:     SNG Lockett 2321 (this coin)
Reference3:     BMC 22
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, toned
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 2057 Rare. Ex BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (Glendining, 27 May 1959), lot 1902; E.P. Warren Collection.The neck of the goat’s head on the back of the Chimaera was apparently removed from the coin after striking (light marks are visible under the toning).