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Triton XXII, Lot: 53. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 290-280 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.86 g, 3h). Bearded head of Leukippos right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with laurel branch on the bowl; ΔI behind neck / Barley ear with leaf to right; META upward to left; to right, triskeles above ear, ΦI below. Johnston Class D, 4.5 = SNG ANS 515 (same dies); HN Italy 1622; Rutter, Greek 90 (same dies). EF, lovely deep gray tone with light iridescence around the devices, small spot of weak strike at high point of reverse, overstruck on uncertain type. Very rare, missing from most collections.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Waddell inventory 52758 (ND); Numismatica Ars Classica 92 (23 May 2016), lot 92; Tkalec (7 May 2009), lot 8; Gemini III (9 January 2007), lot 37.