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Research Coins: Printed Auction

 

Probably the Finest Known

Triton XXII, Lot: 38. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $42500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 340-330 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.85 g, 7h). Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath; EΛEYΘEPIOΣ to right, Δ to left / Barley ear with leaf to left; to left, crouching Silenos above leaf, [A]Δ below; META to right. Johnston Class A, 2.1 (same dies); HN Italy 1557; SNG ANS 451 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 373 (same obv. die); SNG München 988 (same obv. die); SNG Manchester 202 (same dies); Gillet 193 (same dies). EF, even gray toning with iridescent hues around the devices. Excellent metal. Very rare, and probably the finest known of this issue.


From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Roma VIII (28 September 2014), lot 9; Numismatica Ars Classica 4 (27 February 1991), lot 15 (enlarged on pl. 1, and in color on pl. D).