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CNG 111, Lot: 14. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 540-510 BC. AR Third Nomos (17.5mm, 2.40 g, 12h). Ear of barley with seven grains / Incuse ear of barley with seven grains. Noe Class I, 31 (same dies); HN Italy 1468. VF, deep cabinet tone with hints of iridescence.

From the Johnson Family Collection. Ex H. Otto Collection (A. Hess 207, 1 December 1931), lot 61 (includes Hess auction ticket, the back of which notes: “L. Hamburger 5.8.25 lot 37,” but no Hamburger sale was on that date, and the coin is not in any of their 1925 sales).