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CNG 106, Lot: 27. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY or SICILY, Uncertain. 5th century BC. AR Litra or Obol (9mm, 0.72 g). Open mussel shell / Wheel with four spokes. HN Italy –; HGC 2, –; SNG Lloyd 1031 (Himera[?]) = Weber 1354 (Kamarina[?]); Manganaro, mikrà pl. 3, 34 (Cumae). EF, toned. Good metal. Very rare, only three in CoinArchives.

In addition to the possible issuers listed above, see Vlasto 93 for a nomos of Tarentum with an open mussel shell as a subsidiary symbol on the obverse and a wheel as the reverse type.