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ID:     76000137
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Naxos
Date Ruled:     Circa 461-430 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Litra
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 461-430
Weight:     0.43 g
Die Axis:     5 h
Obverse Description:     Wreathed and bearded head of Dionysos right
Reverse Description:     Grape bunch with leaves and tendrils
Primary Reference:     cf. Cahn 92-6 (head left)
Reference2:     cf. SNG ANS 522
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, toned
Notes:     Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 137 Very rare, unrecorded by Cahn. From Collection C.G. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 47 (16 September 1998), lot 106.The style of the reverse type clearly places this coin within the cited small series, but all previously known obverses in this series are with head left. Perhaps this coin is a transitional issue with the obverse type of the previous series.