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Ex Lockett and Lloyd Collections – Jenkins Plate Coin

CNG 111, Lot: 54. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Akragas. Circa 488/5-480/78 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 8.81 g, 3h). Sea eagle standing left / Crab; below, bird standing left; all within incuse circle. Westermark, Coinage, Period I, Group III, 188.5 (O71/R130) = SNG Lockett 706 (this coin); Jenkins, Gela, Group III, 11 (this coin illustrated); HGC 2, 94; Comiso 39 (same rev. die); SNG ANS –; SNG Lockett 706 (same dies). Good VF, attractive cabinet tone, some die wear on obverse. Well struck.

From the Johnson Family Collection, purchased from B. A. Seaby, 3 April 1956. Ex Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (Greek Part 1, Glendining, 25 October 1955), lot 590; A.H. & M.E.H. Lloyd Collection (Helbing, 8 November 1928), lot 3500; Santamaria (27 March 1928), lot 85.