ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Circa 477/6-461/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 12.63 g, 2 h), Samian standard. Facing scalp of a lion. Rev. Σ[AMION] Head and shoulder of an ox to right; behind, large anchor; all within circular incuse. Barron Class III, 31 (A16/P31). HGC 6, 1186. Rare. A beautiful coin with a very powerful obverse. The reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
From a European collection, formed before 2005.