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Cyzicus Electrum Stater 'Hound on Tunny' NGC CHVF 4x5 [Antique Coin]

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13,599

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Absolutely amazing coin and desirable by so many types of collectors, as far as we know this is the earliest depiction of a domesticated animal on human coinage.

Struck around 2,550 years ago this 17-gram electrum full stater depicts a hound running left in lifelike fashion atop the totem animal for Mysia, the tunny (tuna fish). If you’re looking for an amazing piece of history and a truly rare artifact to put away for a while, this is a tough item to beat. We love the value found in the earliest of all coinage: electrum. Electrum is what coins were made of starting 650 B.C.–it is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver and could be found in and around streams and riverbeds.

Mysia, Cyzicus, Electrum Stater, NGC, Choice Very Fine, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5