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Triton XXII, Lot: 39. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 340-330 BC. AR Nomos (20.5mm, 7.69 g, 11h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Barley ear with leaf to left; Π-PO up left field, META down right. Johnston Class A, 6.1; HN Italy 1560; SNG Gale 626; de Luynes 471; Gillet 182; Prospero 79; Roma 5, lot 13 = NAC 64, lot 2025 (all from the same dies). Good VF, toned. Extremely rare, one of six known of this issue, all from the same die pair.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Waddell inventory 51470 (August 2014); William N. Rudman Collection; Gorny & Mosch 146 (6 March 2006), lot 35; Giessener Münzhandlung 69 (18 November 1994), lot 46.