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Printed Auction 37 Lot 29

PHRYGIA. Laodikeia. Circa 1st century B.C. Pseudo-autonomous Æ. 4.17 gm. 14 mm. Hekatomnos (possibly). Wild bristle-backed boar standing left; monogram below / Wolf standing right; ΛΑΟΔΙ above, ΚΕΩΝ in exergue. BMC Phrygia p. 287, 52-53. Weber 7129. Imhoof-Blumer (1924) 379. Extremely Fine; dark green/brown patina. Rare.

Ex Helios Numismatik Auction 5 (25 June 2010), Lot 104

Exceptional example (finer than any other the cataloger could find or recall).

Includes copy of David Sear certificate of authenticity with historical notes.

David Sear: "This superbly preserved example of a late bronze variety depicts the boar and the wolf that are symbolic of the rivers Kapros and Lykos respectively."

Collector note: "Mentioned in the Book of Revelation."

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