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Triton XXII, Lot: 128. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.31 g, 8h). The nymph Messana, holding kentron in left hand and reins in both, driving slow biga of mules left; MEΣΣAN-A above and to right, two dolphins confronted in exergue / Hare springing right; MEΣ-Σ-AN-IO-N around; below, fly right. Caltabiano Series XIV, 516 (D205'/R214); HGC 2, 791; SNG ANS 373 (same dies); SNG Lockett 824 (same dies); SNG Ashmolean 1846 (same dies); SNG Lewis 328 (same dies); BMC 43 (same dies); Jameson 650 (same dies); Ward 211 (same dies). EF, toned, underlying luster, light die rust on obverse, die break on reverse. Among the finest known.

Ex CNG Inventory 967809 (November 2013); Nomos FPL (Winter–Spring 2010), no. 16; Lawrence R. Stack Collection (Stack’s, 14 January 2008), lot 2091.