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Kyrene, Cyrenaica (Magas Reign)


[B]Kyrene, Cyrenaica (Magas Reign; 308-277 BC.) AR Didrachm[/B] [u]Obv[/u]: Horned and laureate head of Apollo Karneios, facing left. [u]Rev[/u]: Silphium plant (Type IIIa) flanked by KY on left and PA on right; below, tripod in the left field and EG monogram on the right. [u]Attribution[/u]: BMC 252 (Pl.23,19) var.; Pozzi 3248 var.; SNG Cop. 1242 var. [u]Provenance[/u]: ex. CNG (#833216), 2.1.09. [u]Weight[/u]: 7.27 gm. [u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 20.04 mm [u]Axis[/u]: 12 [u]Note[/u]: BMC Period IV (Magas; 308-277 BC.). Rhodian standard. GE monogram attributed to an unknown moneyer or magistrate, while the tripod is of equally unknown significance. JB304

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