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Caria, Uncertain Mint, Ram's Head, c. 400-340 BC

145.00 AUD

Origin:
Caria, uncertain mint (Kasolaba?)
Denomination:
AR Hemiobol
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 400-340 BC
Obverse:
Ram's head right;
Reverse:
You male head right; Carian letters A to left, S [O(?)] to right; all within incuse circle
Size:
0.4g, 8.32mm, 7h
Grade:
gVF, tight flan, obverse off centre (as is common with these types), old cabinet tone with some iridescence
Provenance:
ex Harlan J. Berk (2006)
Reference:
SNG Keckman 883-902; Konuk Kasolaba 10-11 or 8; SNG Copenhagen -; SGCV II -
These ram type coins originate from an uncertain mint in Caria. In Konuk, K. "Kasolaba, a new mint in Karia?" in Kermatia Philias (2009), Konuk tentatively attributes these coins to be from a mint in Kasolaba, a city mentioned in ancient records but whose location is not known.
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