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Triton XXII, Lot: 86. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Third Nomos – Drachm (19mm, 2.68 g, 12h). Medium incuse type. Tripod, legs surmounted by wreaths and terminating in lion's feet, two serpents rising from the bowl; retrograde (koppa)PO to left, crab to right, maeander-like pattern in exergue / Incuse tripod as obverse, but wreaths in relief and no serpents; retrograde (koppa)PO to left. Gorini –; Attianese 26 var. (symbol to left and ethnic to right on rev.); HN Italy 2086 var. (same); SNG ANS 300 var. (same; same obv. die); Gorny & Mosch 212, lot 1067 = Gorny & Mosch 204, lot 1066 var. (form of ethnic). EF, deeply toned. Well centered and good metal for denomination. Extremely rare, and unpublished in the standard references.


From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Gutekunst Collection (Roma VII, 22 March 2014), lot 52; Gorny & Mosch 211 (4 March 2013), lot 43; Gorny & Mosch 199 (10 October 2011), lot 53.