Auction 17

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Ancient and World Coins and Medals

Sa, 20.10.2018, from 10:30 AM CEST
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Asie Mineure - Carie - Cos Tétradrachme - Magistrat Kleinos (285-258) Très rare dans cette qualité. Un des plus beaux exemplaires connus. 15.21g - Requier, RSN 75, 34 - SNG von Aulock 2753 FDC - MS This coin is one of the few Hellenistic tetradrachms of Kos that are not badly struck or corroded, and it presents a head of Herakles of great elegance. Above the god’s bow-case, the reverse shows a crab, the animal being an ally of him in Koan mythology – even though usually the crab is the ally of the Hydra – possibly for the simple reason that the island’s name was derived from the Greek word for crab.

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