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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 57. Estimate CHF2000. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Circa 250 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.02 g 11), Thyrreion (?) or Leukas. Pegasos flying left Rev. Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; below chin, Γ; behind head, youthful head of Acheloos to left. BCD Akarnania -. Pegasi 2 var. Extremely rare and apparently unpublished. Lustrous and sharply struck. Extremely fine.

This coin is particularly interesting and belongs to a very small and very rare group of Corinthian-type staters that are issues of the Akarnanian Confederacy. Their symbol is federal in nature and almost certainly has to be related to the rare Akarnanian gold issues, as the one above; as already noted, it is most likely that they were produced for military needs.