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11000040

One of Perhaps Five Known

Triton XXII, Lot: 40. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $20000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 340-330 BC. AR Nomos (19.5mm, 7.70 g, 5h). Head of young Dionysos left, turned slightly toward the front, wearing wreath of ivy; KAΛ to lower right / Barley ear with leaf to left; coiled serpent right above leaf, ΦIΛO[Ξ] downward below; [M]ETA down right field. Johnston Class A, 6.6 corr. (diety); HN Italy 1559 corr. (same); Gulbenkian 70 = Jameson 290; Holloway, Art 5 = Gillet 178 = Kunstfreund 180; Leu 86, lot 240; NAC 106, lot 157 (all from the same dies). VF, even gray tone with iridescence around the devices. Extremely rare, one of apparently five known, all from the same die pair.


From the Gasvoda Collection, purchased from Numismatica Ars Classica.