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Demetrios Poliorketes cast imitation

cast imitation of a Demetrios Poliorketes tetradrachm from Salamis (Cyprus), (ca. 300-295 BC.),
silvered Æ (25-27 mm / 11,31 g),
Obv.: Nike, blowing a trumpet and holding a stylis in her left hand, alighting to left on the prow of a galley decorated with an apotropaic eye.
Rev.: BAΣ-IΛEW-Σ ΔHMHTPIoY below and to the right, a double axe in the left field , Poseidon, seen from behind, nude but for chlamys wrapped around his outstretched left arm, striding left, hurling trident with his right hand; HP monogram between Poseidon’s legs.
incuse letters "ARP" plus a casting seam on the edge
cf. Newell 23.

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