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90100005
Sale: Nomos 10, Lot: 5. Estimate CHF750. 
Closing Date: Sunday, 17 May 2015. 
Sold For CHF1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Himera. c. 430-420 BC. Trias (Bronze, 24mm, 9.42 g). Facing gorgoneion with open mouth, protruding tongue and prominent teeth. Rev. Four pellets. Calciati 8. SNG ANS -. Very rare. An outstanding example with a fine green patina. Slightly softly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.


From an old European collection.

Triantes (i.e. pieces of 4 unciae) from Himera are surprisingly uncommon, especially when compared to the abundant tetrantes. This is a particularly fine example, beautifully centered and with a wonderful gorgon head.