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Exhibited and Published in Basel

Triton XXII, Lot: 34. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $22500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 400-340 BC. AR Nomos (20.5mm, 7.73 g, 4h). Head of Demeter facing slightly right, wearing wreath of barley ears and necklace with pendants; [ΣΩTHR]IA above / Barley ear with leaf to right at base; META up left field. Noe 449 (same dies); HN Italy 1523; SNG ANS 342 (same dies); ACGC 604; Basel 142 (this coin); Gillet 165 (same dies); Gulbenkian 68 (same dies); Jameson 326 (same dies); McClean 937–8 (same dies). EF, attractive cabinet tone, small die break on cheek.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Waddell inventory 51462 (2014); Triton X (9 January 2007), lot 39; A. D. Moretti Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 13, 8 October 1998), lot 142.