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CNG 111, Lot: 67. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.25 g, 6h). The nymph Messana, holding kentron and reins, driving slow biga of mules left; two dolphins confronted in exergue / Hare springing right; below, dolphin right. Caltabiano Series XIV, 514 (D205'/R213); HGC 2, 791; SNG ANS 366 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 1076 (same dies). EF, toned, underlying luster, edge split.

From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection, purchased from Classical Numismatic Group, 24 January 2004. Ex Ponterio 129 (16 January 2004), lot 356.