Aspendos in Pamphylia. ca. late 5th century BC. Silver stater. Four countermarks.

Ancient Coins - Aspendos in Pamphylia. ca. late 5th century BC.  Silver stater.  Four countermarks.
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Denomination : Silver stater.  Date : ca. 415 to 400 BC.

Reference : Sear Greek - 5392 variety.  SNG Von Aulock - 4504.

Size : 20.7 x 22.3 mm.  Weight : 10.92 grams.

Grade : Near VF for wear, but much of the obverse has been obliterated by the countermarking applied to the reverse.

Obverse : Two naked wrestlers grappling.

Reverse : A slinger walking right while discharging his sling, with a Pamphylian inscription to the left now oblitereated by the countermarking, and a triskeles to the right (also partly obliterated).

There are four countermarks, which appear to have been carefully placed so as to not overly interfer with the slinger.  Those marks include a very clear Gorgon face, another clear mark that appears to be a helmut over a crescent (possibly on a shoulder), and two less clear marks one of which appears to be a owl and the other possibly a turtle.

Price SKU: vcoin5740
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