Ancient Silver Triobol Coin from Argos - 80 BC

Ancient Coins - Ancient Silver Triobol Coin from Argos - 80 BC
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A beautiful and charming ancient Greek coin. A perfectly centred, toned and highly appealing example of a silver triobol, struck by the city of Argos, under Magistrate Phaenos, circa 90 - 50 BC.


The obverse with the forepart of a wolf, running right.


The reverse with a large Alpha, representing the city of Argos. The legend around reading:


PHAHNOS


"Phaenos"

 

One of the most famous and magnificent buildings in ancient Argos was the sanctuary of the wolf god, Apollo Lykios. It was for this reason that the people of Argos chose the wolf as an emblem for their coinage, an instantly recognisable symbol of the great city.


A superb example of the type, a beautiful coin.


Weight: 2.40 g

 

Diameter: 13.40 mm

 

Provenance:

 
Ex. British private collection.
Ancient Coins - Ancient Silver Triobol Coin from Argos - 80 BC
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