BRUTTIUM, The Brettii.
|Triton XVI, Lot: 190. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 216-214 BC. AV Hemidrachm (12mm, 2.11 g, 8h). Third coinage. Attic standard. Second Punic War issue. Bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin; club to right, tiny Γ below / Nike, holding kentron and reins in right hand, driving biga right; below, coiled serpent right; BPETTIΩN in exergue. Arslan dies 5/8 (this coin referenced); Scheu G.8; HN Italy 1953; SNG ANS 15 corr.; SNG Lloyd 540; SNG Copenhagen 1613; Jameson 404; de Luynes 653 (all from the same dies). EF, light scratches in field on reverse. Extremely rare, only 17 examples cited in Arslan, all but one in public collections.
From the RCM Collection. Ex James A. Ferrendelli Collection (Triton VII, 13 January 2004), lot 34; Numismatica Ars Classica 9 (16 April 1996), lot 90.