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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 47

LUCANIA, Poseidonia. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos (29mm, 7.51 g, 12h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 47.
 Estimated: $ 30 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 50 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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LUCANIA, Poseidonia. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos (29mm, 7.51 g, 12h). Poseidon, beardless and nude but for chlamys draped over both arms, standing right, preparing to cast trident held aloft in right hand, left arm extended; M◊Π to left / Incuse of obverse type, but trident is in relief; Π◊M to right. Cf. Gorini 7 (drachm); HN Italy 1107; SNG ANS 606; SNG Lloyd –; Gillet 207 (same dies); Locker-Lampson 25. Lightly toned. EF. Of the finest late archaic art. Exceptional for type, and finer than the Gillet coin. Very rare issue with lozenge-shaped omicron.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Bavarian Collection (Roma XIII, 23 March 2017), lot 30.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.