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Code: 10245

Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Silver Tetradrachm  (C.160-150 BC)
Obverse: Diademed bust of Artemis to right with bow and quiver at shoulder
Reverse: Apollo standing to left on meander pattern, holding branch tied with fillets, and resting left elbow on tall tripod surmounted by quiver, to left **MA GNHTWN*, to right **APOLLODWROS* and **KALLIKRATOU*, all within laurel wreath,
(cf.S.4485, Jones [ANSMN 24], [p.101], Nos.4b (same obverse die), Hunter 8 [p.347], Pozzi 2463).
32 mm in diameter, 16.76 gms.
Lightly toned with a golden hue on reverse. Extremely fine and rare.

*Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection and The New York Sale XXXIV, 6 January 2015 (lot 154), with their ticket, previously from Classical Numismatic Group, Mail Bid Sale 63, 21 May 2003, (lot 489), and earlier from Empire Coins, New York Auction Sale No.7, May 2, 1987 (lot 58, illustrated, $1500).