AR Akarnania, Argos Amphilochikon- unique variety Stater 330-280 B.C.
O: Pegasus flying left. Pegasi_. Cf. BCD, Akarnania, Munzen und Medaillen Deutchland: 23, 2007, lot 141 (same reverse die and listed there as possibly unique).
R: Head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet; thrysos and "lambda" behind.
G: Exquisite style Athena in high relief; lovely old cabinet toning with amber highlights; possibly unique variety.
S: Edward J. Waddell, Ltd. 11/10/10
The staters struck for the Corinthian colonies normally have their cities of issue designated by a letter/s or monogram beneath Pegasus or by an explicit inscription elsewhere on the coin; otherwise attribution is very difficult. This coin unusually does not have any inscriptional indication of the city of issue. However we are aided in the attribution with a reverse die pairing to an example listed above from the BCD collection. The BCD example shares the reverse die of the present coin and its obverse has "AP" for "Argos" indicated below Pegasus. Therefore, the present coin must also be from Argos, but like the BCD coin an unpublished variety.