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Hares on Ancient Coins

Messana, Sicily, c. 450 B.C.

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The H on the obverse might mark the denomination (HMIΛITPON).
GS83255. Silver hemilitron, Pozzi 1102; BMC Sicily p. 106, 65; SNG Cop -, F/Fair, weight 0.347 g, maximum diameter 11.0 mm, die axis 0o, Messana mint, obverse hare leaping right, H below; reverse ME in wreath; rare tiny denomination; SOLD


Messana, Sicily, c. 445 - 439 B.C.

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Founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century B.C., Messina was originally called Zancle, from the Greek meaning "scythe" because of the shape of its natural harbor (though a legend attributes the name to King Zanclus). In the early 5th century BC, Anaxilas of Rhegium renamed it in honor of the Greek city Messene.
GS76865. Silver litra, Caltabiano 410 (D19/R20); SNG ANS 352; SNG Cop 411; BMC Sicily, p., 60; SGCV I 849; HGC 2 814 (R1), F, uneven toning, etched surfaces, weight 0.625 g, maximum diameter 12.3 mm, die axis 180o, Messana mint, c. 445 - 439 B.C.; obverse hare leaping right, ivy leaf left below; reverse MEΣ in olive wreath tied on left; rare; SOLD







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