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Impressive Metapontion Gold Tetrobol

396, Lot: 22. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 280-279 BC. AV Tetrobol – Third Stater (13mm, 2.87 g, 12h). Attic standard. Bearded head of Leukippos right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone; ¬EU˚5ππo[s] above / Two six-grained barley ears, each with a curly leaf to outside; Â-E across outer fields, s5 between. Johnston G5.1/5.3 (same obv./rev. die); HN Italy 1630; SNG ANS 397–8; SNG Copenhagen Supp. 43; SNG Lloyd –; SNG Lockett 404 (same rev. die); Basel 153 = Gillet 202 (same obv. die); Dewing 378; Jameson 1867; Gulbenkian 72 (same rev. die). Near EF, tiny deposit and small scratch on obverse.