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Ex Moretti Collection – Illustrated in Gorini

Triton XXII, Lot: 81. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos (28.5mm, 8.04 g, 12h). Spread incuse type. Tripod, legs surmounted by wreaths and terminating in lion's feet, two serpents rising from the bowl, set on basis of three lines, the center dotted; (koppa)PO to left / Incuse tripod as obverse. Gorini 3 and p. 152–3 = Basel 194 (this coin); Attianese 5; HN Italy 2075; SNG ANS 229; SNG Lewis 246; de Luynes 701. EF, lovely deep collection toning. Exceptional for issue. Rare with incuse wreaths and serpents on reverse.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Waddell inventory 51476 (2014); A. D. Moretti Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 13, 8 October 1998), lot 194.