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Ionia, Teos Silver Diobol (c.375-294 BC) - obv. Griffin/rv. Chelys NGC XF (Story Vault)

Ionia, Teos Silver Diobol (c.375-294 BC) - obv. Griffin/rv. Chelys NGC XF (Story Vault)
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Why add this Silver Diobol of the Ancient Ionian city of Teos to your collection?

The Ionian city of Teos was situated on the Aegean Sea, its ruins now located within the borders of the modern day Izmir Province of Turkey. The city was once a strategically located seaport with two harbors, and a member of the confederation of twelve Greek city-states known as the Ionian League. Measuring approximately 20 mm in diameter, this Silver Diobol struck in Teos, 375-294 BC, weighs 1.09 grams.

Impressively Detailed Griffin Design

The obverse features an image of a Griffin; a mythological monster known to be a guardian of treasures, having the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. The creature is depicted seated, with one paw raised, its beak wide open as if screaming a warning.

The reverse depicts a musical instrument constructed from the shell of a turtle known as a Chelys, with the name of the magistrate "ALYPION" inscribed beside it.

Graded Extremely Fine by NGC Ancients

This silver coin of Ancient Ionia, struck in 375-294 BC with the mythical image of a Griffin, is graded XF, Extremely Fine (comparable Sheldon scale of 40), by NGC Ancients, the ancient coin division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. The coin will exhibit complete detail, with slightly flattened high points and traces of original mint luster.

This magnificent Ionian Silver Diobol will be a treasured part of your ancient coin collection! Add this remarkable piece of Ancient Greek history to your cart now!

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