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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 14. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ETRURIA, Lucca(?). Circa 211-206 BC. AR 5 Asses (2.23 gm). Hippocamp right; dolphins above and below, C above / Blank. Vecchi V 42; SNG France 82 (uncertain mint); SNG ANS 18; SNG Copenhagen -; HN Italy 100. Good VF, toned. Very rare. ($1500)

From the Tony Hardy Collection. Ex Triton VI (13 January 2003), lot 24.

Recent finds indicate that Lucca may well be responsible for this highly unusual issue (cf. M. Zecchini, Lucca etrusca [Lucca, 1999], and the Gattaiola or Romito di Pozzuolo hoard [near Lucca], RIN 87 [1985], pp. 273-4).