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79000276
Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 276. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 17 September 2008. 
Sold For $2700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ELIS, Olympia. 96th Olympiad. 396 BC. AR Stater (11.77 g, 1h). Eagle standing left, grasping coiled snake with beak and talons; all on round shield with raised rim / Flaming thunderbolt with volutes above and tendrils below; all within incuse circle. Seltman, Temple 163 (dies BV/δε); BCD Olympia 89 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 31 (same dies); Boston MFA 1206 (same dies); Weber 4045 (same dies). VF, lightly toned, two countermarks on obverse, slight die shift on reverse.