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Triton XXII, Lot: 85. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $30000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Nomos (23mm, 7.90 g, 12h). Medium incuse type. Tripod, legs surmounted by wreaths and terminating in lion's feet, set on basis of three lines, the center dotted; crab to left, (koppa)PO to right / Incuse tripod as obverse, but wreaths in relief, and serpents in relief rising from middle foot; octopus to left; to right, outline of dolphin upward. Gorini 18 (same dies as illustration); Attianese 35 (same dies as illustration); HN Italy 2090; SNG ANS 251 (same dies); Hunterian 3 (same dies); Jameson 418 (same dies). Good VF, light iridescent toning. Very rare.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Waddell inventory 50695 (2013); Leu 77 (11 May 2000), lot 62.

From the consignor: Overall, I think this example is superior to either the ANS or Gorini pieces. The ANS example is sharp, but badly doubled on the obverse, and the Gorini one is very weak on the octopus. A very rare type that is missing from most major collections.