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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 51

LUCANIA, Sybaris. Circa 453-448 BC. AR Sixth Nomos – Triobol (10.5mm, 1.20 g, 3h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 51.
 Estimated: $ 500

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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LUCANIA, Sybaris. Circa 453-448 BC. AR Sixth Nomos – Triobol (10.5mm, 1.20 g, 3h). Poseidon, nude but for chlamys draped over both arms, in throwing stance right, holding trident overhead in right hand / Bull standing left; VM above. Cf. HN Italy 1748–9; SNG ANS 869; Bement 216 (this coin). Deep old cabinet tone. VF.

From the Alpine Collection. Ex Clarence S. Bement Collection (Naville VI, 28 January 1924), lot 216. Lot includes an old French collection ticket.

The obverse type of this period clearly employs the same as that found on the coins of Poseidonia, though the reason for this is not certain. It has been suggested (cf. HN Italy and IACP), that refugees from Sybaris may have taken refuge in Poseidonia, and that Poseidonia played an influential role in the subsequent refoundation of the city in 453 BC.

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.