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CNG 108, Lot: 11. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Akragas. Circa 406 BC. AV 2 Litrai – Diobol (10mm, 1.35 g, 11h). Silanos, magistrate. Eagle standing left, snake clasped in its talons, on rock outcropping; AKP[A] above, two pellets (mark of value) on rocks / Crab; below, ΣIΛA/NOΣ in two lines (boustrophedon). HGC 2, 75; SNG ANS 998–9; Adams III 2014 (this coin); Gulbenkian 171; McClean 2039 (same dies); cf. Pozzi 387/385 (same obv. die/rev. type). Near EF, lightly toned, a little die wear.

Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Triton XIX, 6 January 2016), lot 2014; Superior (20 May 1995), lot 7857.