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Triton XXII, Lot: 50. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 325-275 BC. AR Diobol (11.5mm, 1.25 g, 7h). Head of Apollo Karneios left; [Σ]A below chin / Barley ear with leaf to right; META upward to left; to right, owl and grasshopper above leaf, Π below. Johnston F7.2 = de Luynes 514 (same dies); HN Italy 1601; Demeester 9 (this coin); Weber 750 (same rev. die). EF, deep cabinet tone. A miniature masterpiece.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex J. FALM Collection of Miniature Masterpieces of Greek Coinage depicting Animals (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 73; Leu 59 (17 May 1994), lot 40.