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Triton XXII, Lot: 74. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos (23mm, 7.34 g, 11h). Head of Athena left, wearing a crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin springing left; A above visor, [Φ before neck], IE on incuse square behind neck guard / Lion attacking stag left; ΥΕΛΗΤΩN above. Williams 551b (O277/R386 – this coin); HN Italy 1318; SNG ANS 1398; SNG Lloyd 534; SNG Ashmolean 1395 (same dies); Basel 122; Gulbenkian 116–7; Dewing 473–4. Near EF, deep cabinet tone, a couple minor marks on obverse, light scuff on reverse.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Nomos FPL (Winter-Spring 2015), no. 7; Peus 280 (30 October 1972), lot 35.