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Arkadia, c 360 BC
Silver Stater
The Stymphalian birds migrated to Lake Stymphalia in Arkadia. They were pets of Ares, had wings of brass and were man-eaters with sharp metallic feathers they could launch at their victims. Ridding the land of these birds was the sixth of the Twelve Labors Hercules had to perform. Obverse: Laureate head of Artemis with krobylos at top of head and wears necklace and earring consisting of rosette, crescent and five pendants. Reverse naked Heracles with TY between legs ΣΤΥΜΦΑΛΙΩΝ.
Mint: Stymphalia
Provenance: Private acquisition, Ex Cl. Burgan, Paris mail bid sale 16, 1983, lot 214, Ex The New York Sale, December 2, 1999, Lot 91

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