Kyrene, Cyrenaica (Second Period)
[B]Kyrene, Cyrenaica (Second Period; 480-435 BC.)
AR attic hemidrachm[/B]
[u]Obv[/u]: Zeus Ammon with hair crimped and plaited in regular rows, facing right; KYP(A) ? legend in right field.
[u]Rev[/u]: Silphium (BMC Type Ic)
[u]Attribution[/u]: BMC Cyrenaica 58a var.; SNG Cop. -; Buttrey -; SNG Milano -; Traite -.
[u]Provenance[/u]: private sale, 8.8.08; AMS Schnellauktion 2008 (lot#66), 4.5.08
[u]Weight[/u]: 1.62 gm.
[u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 12.32 mm
[u]Note[/u]: This attic issue is from seemingly unknown dies and from a rare set of issues in which Zeus Ammon has very stylized rolled hair. This coin appears to be a variant from this series and fits most closely with an example in BMC Cyrenaica (No. 58a).