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Triton XXII, Lot: 44. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. temp. Alexander the Molossian. Circa 334-322 BC. AV Tetrobol – Third Stater (14mm, 2.61 g, 9h). Achaian standard. Head of Hera right, wearing stephanos ornamented with palmettes, and single-pendant earring / Barley ear of six grains, with leaf to right; bird standing right on leaf, METAΠON to left. Johnston G1; HN Italy 1578; SNG ANS 395; SNG Lockett 406; Adams III 2009 (this coin); Dewing 377 (same dies); Gillet 203 (same dies). Near EF, toned, underlying luster.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Part III, Triton XIX, 6 January 2006), lot 2009; Leu 81 (16 May 2001), lot 19.