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Triton XXII, Lot: 37. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 400-340 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.99 g, 8h). Head of Demeter left, hair bound by net, wearing hoop earring and pearl necklace / Barley ear with leaf to right at base; META up left field, Φ above leaf. Noe 520 (same dies); HN Italy 1546; BMC 130 (same dies); McClean 968 (same dies); Prospero 68 (this coin). EF, attractive even light gray tone with golden hues around the devices. Fine style.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Triton XIX (5 January 2016), lot 13; Triton XVII (7 January 2014), lot 16; Prospero Collection (New York Sale XXVII, 4 January 2012), lot 68.