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ID:     74000209
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     BOEOTIA
City:     Thebes
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 450-440
Weight:     12.04 g
Obverse Description:     Boeotian shield
Reverse Legend:     ΘΕΒΑ−ΙΟΝ (N retrograde)
Reverse Description:     Nude Herakles kneeling right, stringing bow held in his right hand; club to right, ΘΕΒΑ−ΙΟΝ (N retrograde) clockwise around from above; all within incuse square
Primary Reference:     BCD Boiotia 416 var. (club to left)
Reference2:     CNG 72 (BCD Boeotia II) 615 (same dies)
Reference3:     Head, Boeotia -
Reference4:     SNG Cop -; Myron pl. A, 27 (same dies); TraitÉ III 224, pl. CXCIX, 20-22 (same dies); BMC 32 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=96622
Grade:     VF, toned, struck with worn obverse die
Notes:     Sale: Triton X, Lot: 209 Very rare. From the BCD Collection. Ex Virgil Brand Collection (Part III, Sotheby's Zurich, 9 June 1987), lot 73; Sir Hermann Weber Collection, 3250; H. Montagu Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 23 March 1896), lot 366.