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CNG 111, Lot: 40. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos (28.5mm, 8.24 g, 12h). Spread incuse type. Tripod, legs surmounted by wreaths and terminating in lion's feet, two serpents rising from the bowl, set on basis of three lines, the center dotted; retrograde (koppa)PO to right / Incuse tripod as obverse, but wreaths and serpents in relief; incuse of ethnic to left. HN Italy 2075; otherwise unpublished in the standard references. Good VF, toned, area of flat strike. Extremely rare.

From the Gasvoda Collection, purchased from Edward J. Waddell (inv. 50756). Ex Künker 104 (27 September 2005), lot 60; Auctiones AG 24 (23 June 1994), lot 25.