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Ex Bement and Benson Collections
Pedigreed to 1909

Triton XXII, Lot: 113. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Entella. Punic issues. Circa 300-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 17.29 g, 12h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Head of horse left; grain ear at forward point of neck truncation, palm tree to right, Punic ‘MHMḤNT below. Jenkins, Punic 291 (O93/R239 – this coin referenced and illustrated); CNP 271b; BAR Issue 5; HGC 2, 293 var. (legend on rev.); SNG Lloyd 1655 (same dies). EF, attractive dark toning.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 78 (14 May 2008), lot 196; Schweizerischer Bankverein 33 (20 September 1993), lot 147; Clarence S. Bement Collection (Naville VI, 28 January 1923), lot 578; Frank S. Benson Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 3 February 1909), lot 800.