Akarnania. Leukas

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  1. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Stepping out the the FH box again and decided to get this stater.

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    Akarnania. Leukas circa 320-280 BC.
    Stater AR
    20mm., 8,10g.
    Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet / Pegasos flying left, Λ below.
    very fine
    Cf. BMC 101.

    Feel free to add anything :)
     
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  3. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    Woah, no falling horseman? You didn't end up sleep buying this one, did you? Nice coin!
     
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    You know I like this one. Great addition.
     
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  5. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Lovely coin... as a complete newb idiot- to Greeks especially.. I do have a dumb question: are there any/many with the helmet pulled fully down? I am sure there are - but have not seen them posted .. they must look amazing... so please share..
     
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  6. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Please let me clarify that the coin you posted is absolutely incredible and something I would only dream to own some day. I hope you are not offended by my question. I just have often wondered and not seen any. Thx for your understanding...
     
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  7. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    WOW love the coin, fantastic Pegasos. Nice pick up.
     
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  8. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I would be driven crazy wondering what if anything was under the rough area behind Athena. My Leukas has a lion head. It was one of my first Greek coins. It was ex. Charles Wolfe who still ranks among my favorite dealers. He understood 'eye appeal' even on coins less than mint state. g41130b00008lg.JPG
     
  9. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    nice coin, but there suppose to be a mark behind Athena, was it removed ? leaving a rough area.

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  10. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    They used two pegasi on the diobols and for good measure indicated the denomination on the reverse with Δ-I-O.

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    AKARNANIA, Leukas
    AR Diobol. 0.81g, 11.9mm. AKARNANIA, Leukas, circa 450-400 BC. BCD Akarnania 183. O: Pegasos right with curled wing; Λ, below. R: Δ-I-O, Pegasos facing slightly left, rearing up on hind legs, wings spread.
     
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  11. Voulgaroktonou

    Voulgaroktonou Well-Known Member

    Here's my Leukas. 058.jpg
     
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  12. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    Late 4th century:
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    Late 3rd century:
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  13. sidestick

    sidestick Supporter! Supporter

    And mine; my first ancient coin!
    Acarnania Anactorium AR Stater Both Sides Black Background.jpg
     
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  14. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

  15. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Thanks and great coins all!

    Just about haha :D


    I don't see anything (though that doesn't mean here wasn't anything here before) :0
     
  16. sidestick

    sidestick Supporter! Supporter

    Oops! You are absolutely correct. I knew that, but must have gotten carried away by the moment, admiring the great coin photos.
     
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