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Pedigreed to 1927

Triton XXII, Lot: 72. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos (19mm, 7.52 g, 4h). Philistion group. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with laurel wreath and griffin springing right; A behind neck guard, Φ before neck / Lion standing right; above, dolphin between I and Φ; YEΛHTΩN in exergue. Williams 453b (O222/R313 – this coin); HN Italy 1307; SNG Ashmolean 1343 (same dies); SNG München 881 (same dies); de Luynes 637 (same dies); Weber 939 (same dies). Good VF, deep old cabinet toning, small edge split on reverse.

From the Gasvoda Collection, purchased from Antiqua (Steve Rubinger). Ex Gorny & Mosch 133 (11 October 2004), lot 33; Glendining & Seaby I (1 December 1927), lot 544; R. Ratto (4 April 1927), lot 254.