SICYONIA.Sikyon.Circa 431-400 C.BC.AR.Drachma. Chimaera. Reverse. Dove.

Ancient Coins - SICYONIA.Sikyon.Circa 431-400 C.BC.AR.Drachma. Chimaera. Reverse. Dove.
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SICYONIA.Sikyon.Circa 431-400 C.BC.AR.Drachma. (  5.30g, 18.5mm, 4h )
 
Chimaera standing left; ΣΙ below left.
Reverse.Dove flying left.
Ref:BMC Peloponnesus pg.45.108-110, SNG Cop.36-37.
Good very fine, central strike with irridescent toning, obverse light porosity, the edge has light file marks suggesting that it was at some time an item of jewelery.
 
The drachma is the rarest silver denomination for this this type, with very few examples offered in public sales.
 

The Chimaera - or Chimera - was said to be made out of three different creatures: lion, goat and serpent. A savage beast, sprouting fire from its mouth.It was killed by the hero Bellerophon who flew over it riding his winged horse Pegasus.  
Preis SKU: GR3078
£ 900.00
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