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ID:     Phaloria
Type:     Greek
Region:     THESSALY
City:     Phaloria
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Dichalkon
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     c. 250 BC
Diameter:     20 mm
Weight:     4.21 g
Obverse Description:     Head of nymph r., border of dots
Reverse Legend:     ΦΑΛΟΡΙΑΣΣΤΑΝ
Reverse Description:     Wolf at bay to r.
Mint:     Phaloria
Primary Reference:     CNG Triton XV, 596
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=199206
Special Comments:     Unpublished except for appearances in CNG 87 (18 May 2011) 420 (same dies) and in Nomos 4, 1264 (legend variant).
Grade:     aF
Notes:     Extremely rare, the third known coin of this type. It is interesting to note that even on the coins of a small, rustic community such as this, the ethnic is written differently on each of the two known reverse dies of the issue. Perhaps both versions of the name were in use during the time this particular type was struck.