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Triton XXII, Lot: 132. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Naxos. Circa 415-403 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.06 g, 1h). Horned head of river god Assinos left, wearing ivy wreath; AΣΣINO-Σ around / Silenos, nude and ithyphallic, squatting facing half-right, head left, on rocks, holding kantharos in right hand and two pipes in left; NAΞI-ΩN around. Cahn 115 (V73A/R93); Campana 23; SNG ANS 528; SNG Lloyd 1160; SNG München 764; SNG Delepierre 595; BMC 23; Basel 387 = Rizzo pl. XXVIII, 22; Boston MFA 310 = Warren 278; Jameson 683; Hunterian 11; McClean 2476 (all from the same dies). Good VF, deeply toned with light iridescence around the devices, slightly granular.


From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Waddell inventory 52157 (August 2015); M. L. Collection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 48; Numismatica Ars Classica 6 (11 March 1993), lot 76.