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64, Lot: 52. Estimate $200.
Sold for $135. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana. Circa 278-275 BC. Æ Litra (18mm, 6.74 gm). MESSANIWN, head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress / Lion walking right, left paw raised; club above, torch in exergue. Caltabiano 914 (D15(?)/R18); Calciati I pg. 55, 23; SNG ANS 396ff; BMC Sicily pg. 108, 79; SNG Copenhagen 426-427; SNG Morcom 622; Laffaille -; Virzi 1158-1159. Good VF, dark green, almost black, patina.

From the David Freedman Collection.