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290, Lot: 184. Estimate $100.
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BOEOTIA, Thespiai. Circa 210 BC. Æ (11mm, 2.09 g, 8h). Veiled female head right (Arsinoe III), wearing modius / Chelys. BCD Boiotia 615 (this coin). Good VF, brown patina. Very rare.

Ex BCD Collection (Triton IX, 10 January 2006), lot 615.

For the attribution of the obverse portrait to Arsinoe III and for the date of issue of these coins, see A. Schachter, "A Note on the Reorganization of the Thespian Museia," NC 1961, pp. 67-70.

This particular issue carries a chelys, not a lyre as other related types, with a clearly visible tortoise shell serving as the soundbox.