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Research Coins: Printed Auction


Ex Moretti, Jameson, and Strozzi Collections
Pedigreed to 1907
Fascinating Overstrike

Triton XXII, Lot: 25. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 470-440 BC. AR Nomos (20.5mm, 8.16 g, 6h). Ear of barley with six grains; META up left field / Incuse ear of barley with five grains. Noe Class XI, 255 (same dies, this coin referenced); Gorini 28 = Jameson 261 (this coin); HN Italy 1484; SNG ANS 256 (same dies). Near EF, toned, overstruck on a Gela didrachm, Jenkins 38 (O13/R16), with much of the undertype visible.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Waddell inventory 50636 (2013); Triton I (2 December 1997), lot 83; A. D. Moretti Collection; Robert Jameson Collection; Carlo Strozzi Collection (Sangiorgi, 15 April 1907), lot 981.