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ID:     77000194
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     CRETE
City:     Phaistus
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 330-320
Weight:     11.7 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     ΦΑΙΣΤΙΟΣ (retrograde)
Obverse Description:     Herakles standing facing, holding club and bow, preparing to strike serpent to right
Reverse Description:     Bull standing right within wreath of olive leaves
Primary Reference:     Svoronos, Numismatique 46
Reference2:     cf. SNG Cop 517 (same obv. die, different rev. type)
Reference3:     BMC -
Reference4:     Mionnet II 251 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=114617
Grade:     VF, toned, slightly irregular flan
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 194 Excellent metal From the James E. Cain Collection. Ex Leu 15 (4 May 1976), lot 267; Naville XII (18 October 1926), lot 1648.