Oktobol - Pyrrhos

Features

Country Kings of Epeiros (Epeiros)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 297 BC - 272 BC
Value 8 Obol = 8/6 Drachm (4/3)
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 5.63 g
Diameter 20 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References SNG ANS 1# 832
Joan E. Fischer; 1969. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum : The Collection of the American Numismatic Society / Part 1. Etruria-Calabria. American Numismatic Society, New York, United States.

Obverse

Head of Persephone right, wearing wreath of grain leaves, hair loose at back; dolphin behind.

Reverse

Athena Alkidemos advancing left, brandishing spear in right hand and holding shield aloft in left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ and cornucopiae to right, ΠΥΡΡΟΥ and thunderbolt to left.

Lettering: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΥΡΡΟΥ

Comments

The coin in the main image (5.63g, 20mm, 5h, Very Fine):
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 378. Sold for 1,200 GBP;

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (297 BC - 272 BC) 

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