Olbia, Sarmatia city issue, Eagle on Dolphin
Æ Tetrachalk, 21mm/7.7gm, struck ca. 180-150 BC
Obv/ Head of Demeter r.
Rev/ OΛBIO, eagle on dolphin left.
Con/ VF+; glossy green patina; the head of Demeter is off center. The image of the eagle on dolphin is superb, unlike most examples of this issue.
Ref: Nieczitajlo 533 var.
Kevin's Note: This is an fine example of how the flans of the coins were cast in molds then broken apart for striking. Excellent addition to your book!