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ID:     77000048
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Messana
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 420-413
Weight:     17.21 g
Die Axis:     10 h
Obverse Legend:     MEΣΣ-ANA
Obverse Description:     The nymph Messana, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both, driving slow biga of mules right
Reverse Legend:     MEΣΣ-A-NI-O-N
Reverse Description:     Hare springing right; below, dolphin right
Primary Reference:     Caltabiano 518 (D206/R215)
Reference2:     SNG ANS 356 (same obv. die)
Reference3:     SNG Lloyd 1097 (same obv. die)
Reference4:     McClean 2394 (same dies); SNG Cop 399 (same obv. die); Boston MFA 291 (same obv. die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, underlying luster, obverse struck a touch softly.
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 48 From the W.B. and R.E. Montgomery Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 63 (21 May 2003), lot 97.