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Triton XXII, Lot: 48. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 330-290 BC. AR Nomos (20.5mm, 7.92 g, 11h). Head of Demeter right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and necklace / Barley ear with leaf to right; META upward to left, ΛY to left of stem, star above leaf. Johnston Class C, 8.16 (same dies as illustration); HN Italy 1592; SNG Ashmolean 773 (same dies); Bement 198 (this coin). EF, deeply toned, slight die wear on cheek.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Waddell inventory 50658 (August 2013); Clarence S. Bement Collection (Naville VI, 28 January 1924), lot 198.