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Triton XXII, Lot: 45. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 330-290 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.83 g, 6h). Head of Demeter facing slightly right, wearing grain ear wreath, triple-pendant earrings, and necklace; tiny AΠ to lower right / Barley ear with leaf to right; META upward to left, bucranium above leaf, AΘA below. Johnston Class C, 2.2 (this coin referenced and illustrated); HN Italy 1584; SNG ANS 463–4; SNG Fitzwilliam 503; SNG München 992; Dewing 388; Jameson 318 (all from the same dies). EF, toned, a few insignificant deposits. Exceptional for issue.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex JMG Collection (Triton XVII, 7 January 2014), lot 20; Tkalec (19 February 2001), lot 7.