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Why purchase this ancient Bronze coin struck 400-350 B.C. on the Ionian Island of Samos?
The Ionian Island of Samos was a powerful ancient Greek city-state located in the eastern Aegean Sea. As was traditional for ancient coinage, this bronze coin honors a deity of great importance to the civilization of Samos, Hera. Historians believe that the first enclosed roofed temple sanctuary built by the Greeks in tribute to a deity was constructed at Samos around 800 B.C. in Hera's honor.
This exciting issue from the ancient world was once owned by another collector - Alexandre Caratheodory Pasha, Prince of Samos from 1885 to 1894! You can now claim this famous pedigree item for you collection, and be the next step in its history.
Spectacular design details
The obverse bears a remarkably detailed portrait of the Greek goddess Hera, facing left. She is depicted wearing a diadem nestled in her intricately styled hair, an earring, and a beaded necklace.
Featured on the reverse is the forward facing scalp of a lion, its thick, meticulously designed mane surrounding the clearly engraved facial characteristics of the magnificent creature. The image of a lion is often associated with Hera as one of her identifying symbols.
Graded Extremely Fine by NGC
This ancient Bronze coin struck 400-350 B.C. on the Ionian Island of Samos is graded Extremely Fine, by NGC Ancients, the ancient coin grading division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), and authenticated as part of the collection of Alexandre Caratheodory Pasha, Prince of Samos (1885-1894). Having a Sheldon Scale equivalent grade of 40, this coin will exhibit overall sharpness of design, with light wear on the coin's highest points. You will find each coin housed inside of a story vault holder.
This ancient 4th century B.C. Ionian Bronze coin will be a fantastic addition in your collection!
|Year of Issue:||400-350 BC|