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Ancient Greece - SICYONA - SICYON - Obole AR (circa 340-330 BC). VF+. Rare.

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Ancient Greece - SICYONA - SICYON - Obole AR (circa 340-330 BC). VF+. Rare.

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VF+ Specimen on a small oval flan, slightly off-centre on the right on the dove's head. Very pretty, well-struck reverse, well-detailed on the wing. Beautiful patina of an antique collection with golden highlights.

Condition: Very fine
Material: Silver
Geographical Origin: Greece (ancient)

Metal: silver.
Diameter: 11 mm.
Weight: 0.52 g.

Obverse: Dove flying, left.
Below: Σ.
Reverse: Flying dove, right.

Light weight. Rare type: R2.
Cf: BCD Peloponnesos 255.5; HGC 5, 222 var ;SNG Cop 70-71var.

Sicyon, at the mouth of the Corinthian isthmus in
the Peloponnese, was the smallest political entity in
the region along with bordering Phlius. Landlocked between
Achaea and Argolis, it has been described by Homer in
the Iliad as part of the kingdom of Agamemnon.
We have little information about the history of the city before
the end of the Greco-Persian wars other than that the region was often
devastated by the Athenians, in particular under Pericles in
454 BC according to E. Babelon. The coinage would not
begin to become important until the end of the Peloponnesian war
in 404 BC.

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Reviews given: 136
Member since: February 17, 2016
  • Beautiful coin thank you

    Noumea01 November 6, 2017

  • Fast shipping with a tracking number and required a signature. I loved that; my packages are always abandoned on my doorstep without an attempt to deliver to a real person.

    I highly recommend them!

    ReeLee October 25, 2017

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    samwang October 16, 2017

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    J'ai bien recu le Obol greque , Tres beau !!
    merci beaucoup et merci pour votre patience

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    jantem October 10, 2017

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