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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 20. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008. 
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 340-330 BC. AR Nomos (7.97 g, 3h). Head of Leukippos right, wearing Corinthian helmet; grape bunch to left / META, seven grain barley ear with leaf to right; poppy-seed pod above leaf. Johnston class A, 4.4 (same dies); HN Italy 1553; SNG ANS 402; SNG Lloyd -; SNG Ashmolean 738 var. (same obv. die, no symbol on rev.). Superb EF, lustrous with iridescent toning, some obverse die wear.

From Collection C.G. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 63 (21 May 2003), lot 51.