E-Auction 27 Lot 28

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E-Auction 27 Lot 28

EPEIROS. Epirote Republic. Circa 232-168 BC. AR drachm. 4.88 gm. 19 mm. Head of Zeus left, wearing oak-wreath; ΛΥΣΗΝ behind, ΣΩΣΑΝ below, monogram before chin (all mostly off flan) / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; ΑΠΕΙ to right, ΡΩΤΑΝ to left; all within oak-wreath. Franke 144 (V84/R97). HGC 3.1, 171. Choice Extremely Fine; exceptional fine style on exceptional metal; bold, dramatic, sharply struck portrait; beautiful old cabinet tone. (NGC Graded Ch XF★, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 5/5 Fine Style.) Extremely Rare (only 3 examples recorded by Franke).

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 66 (19 May 2004), lot 346.

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