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SOLD: Gaul, Massalia, AR Obol, struck c. 220-150 BC

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Information: This coin has an impressive amount of detail on its small flan, exemplifying the artisanship of ancient coins and the talent of the celator.
Origin: Gaul, Massalia
Denomination: AR Obol
Composition: Silver
Date: 220-150 BC
Obverse: Bare had of Apollo, facing left
Reverse: M-A, within wheel of four spokes
Size: 10.37mm, 0.7g, 6h
Grade: EF, lovely old cabinet tone, lustrous surfaces
Provenance: Pedigreed: From the Massalia Collection, formed over the past twenty-five years.
References: Depeyrot 31; Corpus Maurel 390; SNG Copenhagen 723-8
General: Massalia (present today Marseilles in France), was founded by the Phoenicians in 600 BC. It was the first Greek settlement in France and became a major trading post.
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