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640012
Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 12. Estimate $600. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SPAIN, Emporion. Circa 218-212 BC. AR Drachm (4.52 gm). Head of Persephone right, with grain ears in hair and three dolphins around / Pegasos flying right; his head transformed into a small leaping man. CNH 36; SNG BM Spain 23; Burgos 877. Toned VF, slightly scuffed. Rare. ($600)

The little leaping figure supposedly represents the river Chrysaor. An interesting "hidden image" coin type.