Bruttium, Kroton, 530-500 BC, AR Stater (6.43 g). Tripod with two serpents emerging from bowl. Reverse: Same type, incuse. Cf. SNG ANS 227-237. NGC Photo-Certificate, graded XF*; Strike 5/5; Surface 5/5; Fine Style. Our grade is VF-EF on a large, early flan. This coin is about 1.5 grams light, which could be accounted for by internal porosity, utilization of an earlier-struck coin, or just a slight reduction of the weight standard. The ANS examples range from 7.32 to 8.83 grams.
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