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Fourth Known Coin of Olea

Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 192. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 17 September 2008. 
Sold For $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Olea. 5th-4th centuries BC. Æ 12mm (1.46 g, 3h). Uncertain magistrate. Grain ear within partially opened husk; stem remaining / Ram standing right [on double groundline]; [...]PA[...] around; all within circular incuse. Cf. Franke, Erste pp. 1-2 = Triton VIII, lot 285; cf. CNG 78, lot 466; Rogers -; SNG Copenhagen -; cf. Gorny & Mosch 147, lot 1404. Fine, green patina with patches of red and brown, light cleaning marks. Extremely rare, the fourth known coin of Olea in any metal.