AR Phokis. Federal coinage. Triobol, 445-420 BC.
( 2.88 g.)
O: Frontal bull’s head, the hair in ringlets and a pellet inside each ringlet. Dies not in Williams but see O.170 for a similar obverse style. For the reverse see BCD Peloponnesos 1407. If this coin is not from the same hand then it must surely be contemporary. Williams post 246.
R: Diademed head of Artemis r. in superb style, the hair taken into a queue at the back of the head. The eye is profiled. F-O-K-I, clockwise from top l., the K probably reversed and the I sideways
and higher up from the corner of the incuse.
G: “An enchantingly beautiful coin. Very lightly toned and extremely fine or better.”
S: NAC 55, lot 255 10/7/10, ex. BCD collection