A 19th Century Grand Tour Wax Coin Impression. Ancient Greek Tetradrachm.
An Early 19th Century Grand Tour Wax Coin Impression Of An Ancient Greek Tetradrachm Of The Mysia Islands Off Troas, Tenedos, c.100.70 B.C.
Obverse: Janiform head composed of a laureate and bearded head of Zeus to left and a diademed head of Hera to right: Reverse: TENEDIWN Double axe, below left a monogram of PA and bunch of grapes, below right a caps of the Dioscouri (owl). All within laurel wreath.
The wax Impression laid to resin within its original card slip, numbered in ink "474".
Cf: For a coin struck with the same obverse die; Ex Rosenber 72, 1932, 585; Leu 18, 1977, 182 and NFA XVIII, 1987, 183 sales. From the von Aulock and Harald Salvesen collections.
The condition is very nice, some minor wear to the card as expected with age, no damage or repair to the wax or resin surface. An attractive and very decorative piece.
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