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Triton XXII, Lot: 57. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Poseidonia. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos (29mm, 7.37 g, 12h). Poseidon, beardless and nude but for chlamys draped over both arms, standing right, preparing to cast trident held aloft in right hand, left arm extended; MOΠ to left / Incuse of obverse type, but trident is in relief and Poseidon is bearded; MOΠ to right. Gorini 3; HN Italy 1107; SNG ANS 604 = Hunt II 200 (this coin); SNG Lloyd 427; Bement 203; Gillet 235–6; Gulbenkian 80; Regling, Antike 239. VF, toned. Fine style and great metal.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 66 (17 October 2012), lot 33; Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Part II, Sotheby’s, 21 June 1990), lot 5; American Numismatic Society Collection.