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ID:     77000091
Type:     Greek
Region:     THRACE
City:     Maroneia
Date Ruled:     Circa 500-480 BC
Metal:     Electrum
Denomination:     EL Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 500-480
Weight:     14 g
Obverse Description:     Forepart of ram right, legs in running attitude, terminating behind shoulder in narrow vertical belt decorated with pellets between two vertical lines
Reverse Description:     Rectangular incuse punch
Mint:     Maroneia?
Primary Reference:     Triton VI, lot 202 (same obv. die), otherwise unpublished
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 91 The second, and finest, known The general treatment and pelleted termination belt of the ram of the above coin are very similar to the bull forepart of M.J. Price, “A Field in Western Thrace,” CH II, fig 1, 3 (see lot 102 below). The present coin is attributable to Maroneia on the grounds of a similar ram’s head on the reverse incuse of the city’s early fourth century drachms (cf. SchÖniert-Geiss 39-70) and also on locally found silver fractions depicting on the obverse a ram’s head. Within the reverse incuse of these fractions is a kantharos similar to that placed above the mid fourth century tetradrachms of Maroneia (cf. SchÖniert-Geiss 85-105).