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Telmessos, Lycia (Kherei Dynast)


[b]Telmessos, Lycia (Kherei Dynast; 410-390 BC.) AR Stater[/b] [u]Obv[/u]: Head of Athena wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with olive leaves and volute, facing right; disc-shaped earrings between helmet cres and neck-guard; (Kh) monogram behind. [u]Rev[/u]: Head of Herakles with lion skin head dress, facing right; TELEBEHE (Telmessos) legend behind and KHERE (Kherei) legend before; square incuse. [u]Attribution[/u]: SNG Von Aulock 4198; Morkholm & Zahle 52 [u]Provenance[/u]: ex. NYC Sale 14 (#124), 1.10.07 [u]Weight[/u]: 8.57 gm. [u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 22 mm. [u]Axis[/u]: 6 [u]Note[/u]: Morkholm, O., & Zahle, J. (1976). The coinage of the Lycian dynasts Kheriga, Kherei and Erbbina. Acta Archaeologica, 47. JB310 [IMG]http://www.tgeyacht.com/images/Photos/AmyntasTomb3a.jpg[/IMG]

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Amazed is more like it. It's exceedingly hard to find examples with full crest obverses and fairly good strikes. The obverses on these issues are notoriously bad. I waited for many a moon to catch a good one. Thanks guys.
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Well, you waited for the right moon to get this one. It's jaw-dropping awesome.

Congratulations on a new centerpiece for your collection!


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If I collected Greek coins, this type would have to be near the top of my want list. What a beautiful example!
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