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Silver Tetrdrachm
ca. 415-387 BC
Rhegium, Bruttuim
Head of a lion. Whether because of their perceived characteristics, such as beauty, wildness, ferocity, swiftness, or wisdom, or because animals played some part in the issuing city's history or makeup, many different kinds of animals were used as coin types with frequently beautiful effect.
Dia. 24.0 mm. Photo courtesy Registrar's Office, University of Pennsylvania Museum.

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