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680046
Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 46. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos (7.54 gm, 1h). Head of Athena left, wearing a crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; A above, F before, IE on outlined tablet behind neck guard / UELHTWN, lion attacking stag left. Williams, Velia 551 (O277/R386); Mangieri 133 (same dies); SNG ANS 1398; SNG Copenhagen 1590; HN Italy 1318; SNG Ashmolean 1395 (same dies). EF, light iridescent toning, reverse die shift. ($1500)

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection.