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Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 2242. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009. 
Sold For $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ELIS, Olympia. 103rd Olympiad. 368 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.58 g, 8h). Hera mint. Head of Hera right, wearing ornamented stephanos / Eagle standing right, head left, wings spread. BCD Olympia -; BCD Peloponnesos -; Seltman, Temple pl. XII, 7 (same dies). Fine, toned, light porosity. Very rare.


Ex BCD Collection (not in LHS or Leu sales), purchased from F. Kovacs, October 1983.

Seltman saw a similarity in style between this coin type and his staters 293-4.