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Ex American Numismatic Society, Leggett, Jameson, and Hoskier Collections
Pedigreed to 1905

Triton XXII, Lot: 41. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 340-330 BC. AR Nomos (22mm, 7.89 g, 2h). Head of Demeter right, wearing wreath of grain ears, veil, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; tiny Φ to lower right / Barley ear with leaf to right; META up left field, Φ to left of stem; to right, mouse right on leaf, [Φ below]. Johnston Class A, 8.10 (same dies); HN Italy 1570; SNG ANS 420 (same obv. die); SNG Ashmolean 746 = ACGC 610; SNG Manchester 206; Jameson 313 (this coin). EF, beautiful old cabinet tone.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Waddell inventory 51463 (August 2014); Duplicates from the American Numismatic Society (Gemini V, 6 January 2009), lot 319; ANS inv. 1997.9.164; John D. Leggett, Jr. Collection (†1997); Robert Jameson Collection, 313; H. C. Hoskier Collection (J. Hirsch XX, 13 November 1907), lot 52; J. Hirsch XIV (27 November 1905), lot 97.