Ancient Greek Larissa, Thessaly, 350 Bce Silver Drachm is available for sale on eBay at $50.00 (subject to changes) for a limited time. Buy it now at low price.
Guidance to Purchasers Regarding the Coin Specifics, Attribution, and Purchase Information
I am a professional numismatist with two decades experience selectively purchasing and attributing extraordinarily rare, and distinctively high quality Greek and Roman coinage. As such, please do not anticipate purchasing these unique and invaluable items at inferior coin prices, as there are an abundant number of such items presently available on eBay.
Rather, if you are seeking extremely rare and valuable coins of exceptional quality, I possess some uniquely individual pieces and will sell them to genuinely earnest buyers capable of purchasing them, at legitimate prices, but less than international auction costs. I will begin with an opening bid significantly lower than an acceptable purchase price with the anticipation of future bidding, such as eBay was designed to be... an open Auction. Each of these pieces has been carefully selected and fully attributed and thoroughly researched for similar coins sold at international auction warranting a justifiable opening bid. Each piece selected has undergone a mild cleansing with final preservation with the most expensive sealant used by the British Museum of Coins (BMC); Renaissance Wax applied with a light cotton buffing cloth. No harsh chemicals or abrasives are ever required on the coinage to bring out their lustre and so none is used.
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Obverse: When Larissa ceased minting the federal coins it shared with other Thessalian towns and adopted its own coinage in the late fifth century B.C., it chose local types for its coins. The obverse depicted the local fountain nymph Larissa, head of the nymph Larissa 3/4 face to left, wearing necklace, hair confined by fillet and floating loosely with ampyx in front. The town was named for her, probably inspired by the famous coins of Kimon depicting the Syracusan nymph Arethusa. Reverse: The reverse depicted a horse in various poses, ΛAΡIΣ/AIΩN, horse grazing right.Denomination: DrachmMetal: Silver Weight: 5.01 gDiameter: 18 mmAssessment of Condition: The coins of Larissa, Thesally, were examined covering auctions from 2009 to 2014 (1,869 examples), the majority of which appeared as the coin being placed for auction. The comparable prices ranged from $450 to $550 for similar examples to the coin offered at auction. The coin offered for auction bares some evidence of wear bilaterally due to time, but all of the features are present. There are no marks for silver testing, and the face is bold and three-dimensional in view. The obverse is slightly offset during minting, with a centered reverse. The condition was modestly determined to be Very Fine to good Very Fine.Comparison of Similar Coins and Values: http://www.acsearch.info/index.html provides comparative coins from a computer search of 1,066 International Auction Houses containing containing 2,055,873 coins sold at auction between the periods of 1999 to 2014. I perform this search for each and every coin to determine an approximate opening price for every coin I list. Each comparable coin listed is of near identical face value, the approximate weight, identical metal, and of visually the same condition and appearance in wear. I am not selecting the most expensive coins, but only those which approach the same condition and are current auctions since 2009 through 2014 for compatibility purposes. Simply place the web address into a blank web link, and the coin used for comparison will appear.http://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1341166 Sold for $700.00http://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=387051 Sold for $330.00http://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=608046 Sold for $461.00http://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=608048 Sold for $511.00Apparent Flaws: Using the "Grading Guidelines for Ancient Coins from Roman Ancient Coins - http://forumancientcoins.com/" for grading coins (http://www.forumancientcoins. com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Grading% 20Guidelines%20for% 20Ancient%20Coins). Using the grading system, I would apply a Very Fine to Good Very Fine condition. The coin used in price comparison is considered to be about average to the coins considered in the price ranges above. The higher priced coins did appear to be in finer quality and therefore sold at an appropriate price. Specific Details Regarding Our Transaction and Statements of Fact
AUTHENTICITY: Each coin has been carefully examined by TWO nationally renowned auction houses prior to placing them into auction within the past year, during which their authenticity has been validated TWICE! As such, I guarantee each coin is in fact genuine as described. If a contrary evaluation is determined by NGC, CNG, or PCGS, within 30 days of purchase, I will refund your purchase price in full when presented with documentation, with the BUYER paying all return shipping.
STATEMENT OF FACTS: (1.) You will receive the exact coin for which you placed your bid. (2.) I accept PAYPAL only with payment received within five (5) days of completion of our transaction. (3.) If you so choose to void your conditional side of the agreement of the contract, eBay will automatically open an unpaid case against you after four days, seriously jeopardizing your purchasing ability in the future.
COMMUNICATIONS: Make absolutely certain that your email address is correct, and that your mailbox is monitored, and that our communications are not located in your Junk Files. If it becomes impossible to communicate with you, then I cannot conduct our transaction.
IMAGES, , RATIONALE FOR PRICE: If there is an obvious die flaw or problem with the coin’s flan, it will be addressed in the as well as photographed specifically. All photographs were produced using a 5.1 megapixel Fuji Finepix camera using macro-mode with maximum pixels. The only modification made to each and every photograph uniformly has been to automatically adjust for contrast against a black background, thus returning silver and bronze to their natural state. The coins are clearly described using the most accurate catalog sources available. At times, an Unreported Variant of a coin may arise, and if so a “V” will be listed following the most accurate cataloged or described coin available. I have attempted to locate the last date a similar coin has been offered at auction meeting similar physical condition, surface die stamp, and overall quality. I will list the auction, date, and selling price. I do not search for the most expensive price, but the coin which most closely matches the coin offered for sale. See website: http://www.acsearch.info/index.html and enter the coin’s name for recent auctions.
SHIPPING: I offer FREE SHIPPING within the United States using the United States Postal Service flat rate padded envelopes with ample protection for your purchases. Your order will be sent by Priority Mail with a tracking number, fully insured. Shipping to the UNITED KINGDOM and CANADA will be at current postal rates, using the EBAY GLOBAL SHIPPING PROGRAM padded flat rate envelopes with ample protection for your purchases.
I strive to mail your items by the following business day after payment is received (Monday through Friday). Occasionally, it may take me two (2) business days, but this is the exception. If payment is received in the morning, I can possibly mail your coin the same day.
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