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CNG 111, Lot: 31. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Poseidonia. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Half Nomos – Drachm (20mm, 3.27 g, 12h). Poseidon, beardless and nude but for chlamys draped over both arms, standing right, preparing to cast trident held aloft in right hand, left arm extended; Π◊M-ES around; double-pelleted border / Incuse of obverse type, but Π◊M-ES retrograde and in relief, double-ribbed border. Gorini 7 = Traité I 2129, pl. LXVIII (same dies); HN Italy 1108; SNG ANS 626 var. (ethnic on rev.; same obv. die); SNG Lloyd 432 (same obv. die); SNG Lewis 192 (same dies). VF, deeply toned, slight roughness, a few edge nicks, a couple light scuffs on reverse.

From the Gasvoda Collection, purchased from Edward J. Waddell (inv. 51055). Ex Numismatica Ars Classica L (18 May 2001), lot 1081.