CUFFLINKS IN STERLING WITH GREEK STATER COINS 340 BC FROM CNOSOS & LOKRIS OPUNTII
CUFFLINKS IN STERLING WITH GREEK STATER COINS 340 BC FROM CNOSOS & LOKRIS OPUNTII
CUFFLINKS IN STERLING WITH GREEK STATER COINS 340 BC FROM CNOSOS & LOKRIS OPUNTII
CUFFLINKS IN STERLING WITH GREEK STATER COINS 340 BC FROM CNOSOS & LOKRIS OPUNTII
CUFFLINKS IN STERLING WITH GREEK STATER COINS 340 BC FROM CNOSOS & LOKRIS OPUNTII
CUFFLINKS IN STERLING WITH GREEK STATER COINS 340 BC FROM CNOSOS & LOKRIS OPUNTII
CUFFLINKS IN STERLING WITH GREEK STATER COINS 340 BC FROM CNOSOS & LOKRIS OPUNTII
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CUFFLINKS IN STERLING WITH GREEK STATER COINS 340 BC FROM CNOSOS & LOKRIS OPUNTII

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STUNNING PAIR OF CUFFLINKS WITH VERY RARE ANCIENT GREEK COINS.

A VINTAGE PAIR PROBABLY MADE IN ENGLAND AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 1900'S. THEY ARE CRAFTED IN STERLING SILVER AND MOUNTED WITH A PAIR OF AUTHENTIC ANCIENT GREEK COINS FROM THE 350 BC. THE COINS ARE VERY RARE , WELL CENTERED AND EXTREMELY WELL PRESERVED. SUITED AT THE BACKS WITH A SMALL LINKS CHAIN WITH TOGGLE.

Coin 1

A SILVER STATER, 250-200 BC (23 mm) FROM THE GREEK CITY OF CNOSOS IN CRETE. IN THE OBVERSE HAVE A BEARDED MALE PORTRAIT FACING TO THE RIGHT, WITH THE HAIR BOUND IN A TAENIA, PROBABLY THE PORTRAIT OF ZEUS OR MINUS.

IN THE REVERSE HAVE THE GEOMETRIC LABYRINTH WITH SEVERAL UNIDENTIFIED GREEK LETTERS. THIS COIN IS SIMILAR TO THE SPECIMEN HOLD AT THE NUMISMATIC CABINET IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM COLLECTION, WITH THE REFERENCE NUMBER, BMC-43. SIMILAR SPECIMENS HAS BEEN SOLD BETWEEN THE RANGE OF 2,000.- TO 4,500.-

Coin 2

A SILVER STATER, 382-356 BC (23.5 mm) FROM THE GREEK CITY OF LOKRIS OPUNTII, AN ANCIENT COASTAL CITY IN THE EASTER PART OF CENTRAL GREECE. IN THE OBVERSE HAVE THE FEMALE PORTRAIT OF PERSEPHONE FACING TO THE RIGHT, TOPPED WITH A WREATH, WEARING A TRIPLE PENDANT EARRINGS AND A BEADED NECKLACE.

IN THE REVERSE, HAVE THE NAKED WARRIOR AJAX WEARING A CORINTHIAN CRESTED HELMET IN BATTLE STANCE TO THE RIGHT, WITH HIS LEFT HAND IS HOLDING A SHIELD, DECORATED WITH A SNAKE AND AT HIS RIGHT HAND IS HOLDING A SHORT SWORD, ALL IN PLAIN FIELD WITH THE GREEK LETTERS, ΟΠΟΠ / ΤΙΩΝ. SIMILAR TO THE DAVID SEAR-2328, SNG Cop 42 AND TO BMC 28. SIMILAR SPECIMENS HAS BEEN SOLD BETWEEN THE RANGE OF 4,000.- TO 15,000.-

THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THIS GORGEOUS PAIR IS 25.6 Grams.

AS A NOTE, PERSEPHONE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ZEUS AND THE HARVEST GODDESS DEMETER, IS THE QUEEN OF THE UNDERWORLD. BY OTHER PART THE GREEK HERO AJAX FOUGHT TO CLAIM HELEN OF TROY IN THE HOMER'S CLASSIC BOOK ILIAD.

BOTH COINS ARE OVERALL, IN GREAT EF CONDITION WITH VERY SHARP STRIKES AND TERRIFIC CENTERING. 

INVENTORY REF: P0000MREF/.1111


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