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Athens Ae with an Interesting backstory


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Came across this Ae type from Athens at the FUN show, thought it was an interesting piece but as I researched it I found there was a bit more to the coin than I thought. Here it is:

Athens Attica Ae, struck ca. 32 BC during or just after the visit of Mark Antony and Cleopatra to Athens.

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Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right

Rev: Bearded head of Dionysos right wearing ivy wreath; A - Θ/E to either side

Size: 20.2mm, 5.8gms

Ref: Kroll 144

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