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Triton XXII, Lot: 80. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos (29mm, 8.21 g, 12h). Spread incuse type. Tripod, legs surmounted by wreaths and terminating in lion's feet, two serpents rising inward from feet, set on basis of three lines, the center dotted; (koppa)PO to left / Incuse tripod as obverse, but no serpents. Gorini 1; Attianese 4; HN Italy 2075; SNG ANS 238–41; Boston MFA 176; Jameson 417; Kraay & Hirmer 264. Superb EF, deep iridescent tone.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Nomos FPL (Winter-Spring 2013), no. 2; Numismatica Genevensis SA VI (30 November 2010), lot 19.

From the consignor: This is an awesome example for the type. The obverse and reverse detail indicates that this was from an early strike for each of the dies. The surfaces are pristine, and the metal is perfectly sound. Probably one of the top survivors for this series.