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Triton XXII, Lot: 52. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 290-280 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.91 g, 7h). Bearded head of Herakles left, wearing tainia and lion skin tied at neck; club over far shoulder / Barley ear with leaf to right; META upward to left; to right, kantharos above leaf, B[I] below. Johnston Class D, 4.1 corr. (control letters on rev.; same dies); HN Italy 1621 corr. (same); CNG 109, lot 18 = Nomos 13, lot 115 (same dies); Leu 61, lot 38 (same obv. die). Superb EF, deep iridescent toning. Well struck from dies of fine style. Very rare issue with left facing Herakles.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex M. L. Collection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 17, purchased from NAC in 1994.