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ID:     74000374
Type:     Greek
Region:     CILICIA
City:     Issus
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 380-370
Weight:     10.28 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet
Reverse Description:     Head of young Herakles(?) left
Primary Reference:     Brindley,
Reference2:     Robinson, "A Stater of Issos," NC 1949, P. 119 (same dies)
Reference3:     otherwise unpublished in the standard references
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, lightly toned, struck with worn obverse die, two flan cracks, overstruck on uncertain undertype
Notes:     Sale: Triton X, Lot: 374 Extremely rare issue, only four recorded by Brindley. From the David Herman Collection. Ex Triton VIII (11 January 2005), lot 504.Other than the Robinson specimen, the three previously known examples appeared at auction: Lanz 32 (29 April 1985), lot 282; Numismatic Fine Arts 23 (14 December 1989), lot 617; and Hess-Leu (12-13 April 1962), lot 323. All were struck from the same pair of dies.