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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 286. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $270. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARIA, Kranaos. Circa 300-280 BC. Æ 11mm (1.29 gm). Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / KRAN, grape cluster; crayfish to left. Walker, "A New Mint in Caria", SM 112 (November 1978), pp. 86-88. Good VF, black patina. Rare. ($200)

Formerly attributed to the island of Kranae, off the coast of Laconia. Walker cites four examples found in Caria and the island of Rhodes, prompting the new identification.