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ID:     720233
Type:     Greek
Region:     MACEDONIA
City:     Uncertain Macedonian Mint
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Diobol
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 510-480
Weight:     1.09 g
Obverse Description:     Forepart of Pegasos right
Reverse Description:     Incuse square, divided by four lines intersecting at offset angles to create five compartments
Primary Reference:     cf. Peus 376 (29 October 2003), lot 253 (similar obol attributed to Therma)
Reference2:     otherwise unpublished
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, small area of encrustation
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 233 Rare. The Pegasos forepart is a frequent type at coins attributed to Argilos or Therma in Macedon. Two characteristics of this particular coin, however, make either attribution doubtful. First, both wings of Pegasos are visible on the obverse, where only one is visible on all denominations of those definitely attributed to either city. Second, the unusual incuse pattern on the reverse is not found on any coins of these cities. Therefore, while an attribution to Macedon is certain, the mint of this type remains uncertain.