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ID:     77000136
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     ILLYRIA
City:     Apollonia
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 450-350
Weight:     10.84 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Description:     Cow standing left, suckling calf standing right
Reverse Legend:     Α−Π−ΟΛ
Reverse Description:     Double stellate pattern within linear frame; bow to left; all within linear circle within incuse circle
Primary Reference:     TraitÉ IV 380 = PhotiadÈs Pacha Collection (Hoffman, 1890), lot 190, otherwise unpublished
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=114559
Grade:     VF, lightly toned, slight granularity
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 136 Extremely rare. Unlike the contemporary staters of Dyrrhachion and Korkyra with these types, the staters of Apollonia are extremely rare, with approximately 4 known coins of which there are three varieties. This particular variety, with the cow left on the obverse and reverse with bow and legend A-P-OL, is only known from PhotiadÈs Pacha 190, which is unfortunately not illustrated in any catalog. The BMC 1 and Jameson 2044 (= Weber 2693 = PhotiadÈs Pacha 191) coins all are of the TraitÉ IV 379 variety, with obverse cow right and reverse with no bow and legend A-P. Pozzi 1268 (= Pozzi, Boutin 2913) has a similar obverse as these, but the reverse has a bow to the left, a club below the stellate pattern, and legend AP-A.