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TeroneTetrobolLg


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AR Terone Tetrobol 424-422 B.C. (2.43g, 16 mm) O: Oinochoe to left flanked by T-E. Hardwick, Terone Group IV, pl. 29, 13; SNG ANS 751-2; Dewing 1080. R: Incuse square. G: Extremely Fine “Unusually high relief. The finest I have ever seen. An exceptional strike in high relief and with lovely toning.” EJW S: Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

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This is a very impressive coin. I did not notice it in the catalog, but looking at your photo it really has grown on me. Very nice style - seems virtually perfect for the type.

-mike

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Thanks for the comments guys. This little coin is a beauty. It has nice iridescence which is underrepresented by the picture and its high relief is not fully apparent. The design is simple yet elegant and classic. I can't help wondering the significance of the pitcher to Terone. I imagine it's a religious allusion, but I haven't found any more detail. The stippling of the quadripartite reverse is very much like the reverses of Akanthus tetrobols of the same time period. Not a coincidence I suspect. -h
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