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AR Mysia, Kyzikos Obol 480-450 B.C. (0.86g; 10x13.5 mm) O: Forepart of a running boar left, with an upright tunny fish behind. There is a retrograde "E" on the boar's shoulder. Sear Greek: 3848-50 variety. SNG Paris 278. SNG Von Aulock 7333. R: Head of a roaring lion left. G: EF with a full strike for the issue, and very good metal. “A specimen of no better quality (with only part of the tunny fish on the flan) struck from the reverse die, was sold in the April 29, 2008 LHS auction #102, lot #257." Ex Darcy Phelan collection. S: Calgary Coins Vcoins website 12/15/08

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Nice snag Hieron! When I saw Robert add that to his store, I said to myself "gosh, that's a rather smart looking example". Seems appropriate to find it now in your collection! :)



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Thanks, Zach. It immediately caught my eye as I was browsing through recent additions to Vcoins. I figured the sharp eyes and connoisseur tastes of this crowd would lead someone to grab it fast, so I barely hesitated. It's not perfick, but it has nice eye appeal and seems especially well struck for an obol. I've wanted a good boar coin for a long time, since I worked on my Dad's hog farm as a preteen and teenager. -h
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Very nice example. I had bid on the piece in the mentioned LHS sale, but didn't bid strongly enough. This one certainly has just as nice detail and on a bit bigger flan.



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I knew if you saw it, Mike, I'd be toast. I'm not surprised to learn you bid on that nice LHS example. -c
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Very nice coin and I'm glad it went to a good home.:) More to come from my (former) collection at Robert's venue.



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Thanks for letting me have this one Darcy. You have excellent taste. Do you have any additional information about its provenance? -h
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Former collection as in "you are selling everything"? or are you shifting/focusing?


Clay....................you move very quickly. Nice grab.

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