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11000046
Triton XXII, Lot: 46. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 330-290 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.91 g, 11h). Head of Demeter left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; ΔΩPI below chin / Barley ear with leaf to left; to left, pitchfork above leaf, ΔA below; META upward to right. Johnston Class C, 5.2 (same dies as illustration); HN Italy 1582; SNG ANS 452 (same obv. die); SNG Ashmolean 756 (same dies). Superb EF, attractive even gray tone with iridescent hues, tiny graze and a hint of die rust on obverse, very slight die shift on reverse. Fine style.


From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Waddell inventory 52063 (June 2015); Hess-Divo 310 (22 October 2008), lot 10.