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ID:     710726
Type:     Greek
Region:     MACEDONIA
City:     Siris
Date Ruled:     Circa 525-480 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Eighth Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 525-480
Weight:     0.69 g
Obverse Description:     Satyr crouching right; two pellets flanking
Reverse Description:     Quadripartite incuse square divided diagonally
Primary Reference:     Smith Group 7
Reference2:     AMNG III -
Reference3:     SNG ANS 971-973
Reference4:     SNG Cop 190
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, lightly toned
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 726 Exceptional strike from fresh dies on good metal The original attribution of this series to Lete was based on an incorrect reading in the 19th century of a late, inscribed issue. Svoronos later identified an example he read as CIRINON (in retrograde), for the town of Siris (modern Serres). Later numismatists doubted his reading, most thinking the faint “letters” were actually die breaks. An exceptional, obviously inscribed, example in Leu 81 (lot 147), clearly shows that Svoronos’ reading was correct.