Caleti Half Stater

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by arnoldoe, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. arnoldoe

    arnoldoe Well-Known Member

    New coin,
    only took 3 months to arrive..

    Caleti / Caletes
    2.34g 17mm

    Obverse: Head of Apollo right, the hair decorated in entangled curls; the base of the neck decorated and two patterns of pine cone (?) in front of the face.

    Reverse: Horse leaping to the right; a wild boar charioteer above the back; a bow bent with the arrow under the belly; a small bird in front of the chest; ornate exergue line and all stippled drape.

    I think it looks like it is made from electrum over silver, over base metal,
    comparing to other examples, I think all of this coin type might be fourees, but some are less obvious with thicker plating?
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    The way the two colors contrast eachother really makes the design stand out. Beautiful coin.
    3 months was definitely worth the wait.
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