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Kyrene, Cyrenaica (Unknown magistrate/moneyer)


[B]Kyrene, Cyrenaica (KYΔ IΣ; Unknown magistrate/moneyer; 331-322 BC.) AV 1/10 Litra[/B] [u]Obv[/u]: Head of Apollo Karneius, facing left; (IΣ) legend in front and 6-pointed start behind; solid circular border. [u]Rev[/u]: Head of Cyrene (?) with rolled hair, facing right; indistinct punch or countermark on cheek; linear circle w/in circular incuse. [u]Attribution[/u]: Naville 62; BMC 150, Pl.XV,20. [u]Provenance[/u]: ex.UBS 76 (#1317),1.24.08; ex. Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection: Important Greek & Roman Coins. Sotheby's Sale 6147, lot #523 (this coin), June 19-20, 1991. New York. KYΔ [u]Weight[/u]: 0.82 gm [u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 8.03 mm [u]Axis[/u]: 9 [u]Note:[/u] Though not noted in the Hunt Collection catalog, upon close inspection under a 1/20 loupe there appears to be a punch or countermark (possibly a "s" like design) on the reverse of this rare 1/10 AV litra variant. The KYΔ legend on the obverse references an unknown moneyer or magistrate, while the star symbol has undetermined significance. GK275

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