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Olympic Pentathlon

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1174. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $185. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Bizya. Philip II. As Caesar, AD 244-247. Æ Assarion (3.37 g, 6h). Bare head right / B IZ V HNΩN, Pentathlon event: τὸ ἅλμα - contestant standing left in extended pose, dropping distance marker before his jump. Jurukova, Bizye 159-60 var. (placement of rev. legend); Klose & Stumpf -; Varbanov 1596 var. (same); A. Milavic, “Coins of the Greek Pentathlon,” Celator (July 2006), fig. 15 (this coin). VF, olive-brown patina.

From the collection of Maj. Anthony F. Milavic, USMC (Ret.). Ex Münzen und Medaillen Deutschland 15 (21 October 2004), lot 87.