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Very Rare Issue

Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 37. Estimate $7500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008. 
Sold For $7250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Himera. Circa 440-430/25 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.11 g, 3h). NOIA-PEMI, The nymph Himera, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both, driving quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, holding open wreath in both hands; in exergue, cock left / Himera standing facing, head left, holding in right hand a patera over altar to left; barley grain to upper right; to right, satyr bathing in fountain with lion-headed spout. Arnold-Biucci, Monetazione 15 (Q4/H12); Gutmann-Schwabacher 10; SNG ANS -; SNG Lloyd -; Rizzo pl. XXI, 12 (same dies); Basel -; Gulbenkian -; Jameson -; Dewing -. Good VF, lightly toned, a hint of porosity on obverse. Very rare.