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ID:     272515
Type:     Greek
Region:     THESSALY, ISLANDS OFF
City:     Skyros
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetrobol
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     485-480 BC
Diameter:     15 mm
Weight:     2.86 g
Obverse Description:     Two long horned and bearded goats, opposed vertically, back to back, with their heads turned inwards and their legs extended; between them, three-lobed fig leaf
Reverse Description:     Stellate design, composed of a large central globule surrounded by four pellets and four rays, two of which are three-lobed fig leaves, within incuse square
Mint:     Skyrus
Primary Reference:     CNG Triton XVIII, 500
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=272515
Special Comments:     Balcer, Archaic 24 (A8/P5) = BCD Thessaly I 1368 (this coin); Joy –; HGC 6, 418; Boston MFA 937; Traité IV 780 = Pozzi 2050 (all from the same dies).
Grade:     gFine
Notes:     Extremely rare, only six examples noted by Balcer, four of which are in museums (Athens, Berlin, Boston, and New York). From the RAJ Collection. Ex BCD Collection (Nomos 4, 10 May 2011), lot 1368; Myers 12 (4 December 1975), lot 177; Hamburger 98 (3 April 1933), lot 807.