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Unique Pedigreed Kassope Bronze

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 350. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $330. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EPEIROS, Kassope. Circa 342-330/25 BC. Æ 20mm (6.75 g, 2h). 2nd series. Head of Aphrodite right, wearing ornate stephane / Dove flying left; P-OLU across field; all within wreath. Franke 11.1 (V9/R9 – this coin), otherwise unpublished. VF, brown surfaces. Overstruck on uncertain type. Unique.

From the Christopher Morcom Collection. Ex Naville V (18 June 1923), lot 1810.

This is the sole coin that Franke attributes to the second series at Kassope. On the reverse, the undertype of a Pegasos flying right is clearly visible.