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Ionia, Miletus, AR Drachm, c. 260-250 BC, Maiandros, magistrate

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Information: This coin is referenced in P. Kinns. “Review-Article: The Coinage of Miletus” in NC 146 (1986).
Origin: Ionia, Miletus
Authority: Maiandros, magistrate
Denomination: AR Drachm, Persic standard
Composition: Silver
Date: circa 260-250 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo left
Reverse: [M]AIANΔPIO[Σ], Lion standing left, looking back at star of with rays; to left, MI monogram
Size: 20.62mm, 5.0g, 1h
Grade: VF, lovely old cabinet tone, light scratches and depsots; edges filed, likely to fit in bezel
Rarity: extremely rare
Pedigreed:
Provenance: Pedigreed: Referenced in Kinns Review. From the collection of an English Queen’s Counsel, purchased from B.A. Seaby Ltd. (their ticket included; ex Glendining (1 March 1978), Lot 12
References: Kinns Review, p. 240 (this coin referenced); Roma E-Sale 62, lot 310 (same dies); BMC Ionia p. 192, 92 (stater); Deppert-Lippitz Period IV, Group II, –; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -
General:
Miletus was an ancient Greek city near modern day Balat in the Aydin Province, Turkey. Prior to bering invaded by the Persians it was considered to be one of the greatest of Greek cities in antiquity.
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