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Triton XXII, Lot: 36. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 400-340 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.98 g, 11h). Head of Demeter left, hair held in back by net, wearing loop earring and pearl necklace / Barley ear with leaf to right; METAΠ up left field, ivy leaf to right. Noe 519 (same dies); HN Italy 1546; McClean 968/969 (same obv./rev. dies); Pozzi 179 (same dies). Superb EF, lightly toned, insignificant die wear on reverse. Fine style.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex JMG Collection (Triton XVII, 7 January 2014), lot 15; Numismatica Ars Classica 25 (25 June 2003), lot 25; Numismatica Ars Classica 6 (11 March 1993), lot 35.