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.
[u]Weight[/u]: 0.82 gm
[u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 8.03 mm
[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.