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801096

Nomos AG, 42

801096. Sold For $1650

ARKADIA, Kleitor. Circa 460-440 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.92 g). Forepart of bridled horse right / Incuse of mill-sail pattern. BCD Peloponnesos 1416 = SNG Lockett 2519 = Weber 2323 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen -. Good VF, attractive cabinet toning. Very rare.


Ex BCD Collection (LHS, 8 May 2006), lot 1416; R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining 27 May 1959), lot 1998 (part of); R. Allatini Collection (Ars Classica XIII, 27 June 1928), lot 808; Sir Hermann Weber Collection, 2323.

An important city in northern Arkadia, Kleitor was originally a member of the Peloponnesian League before becoming an influential member of the Arkadian Confederacy in the early 5th century BC. Her first coinage was struck as a member of the Arkadian Confederacy, but the present piece is from among the earliest coins struck as a local coinage. Unlike the confederate issues, these coins have purely local types, and are quite rare.