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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 107

SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.25 g, 7h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 107.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 4 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.25 g, 7h). The nymph Messana, holding kentron in left hand and reins in both, driving slow biga of mules right; retrograde MEΣ-ΣANA counterclockwise from right, two dolphins confronted in exergue / Hare springing right; MEΣΣ-A-N-IO-N around; below, dolphin right. Caltabiano Series XIV, 538.3 (D212/R230 – this coin); HGC 2, 792; SNG ANS 362; BMC 40; Ognina 132 (same obv. die). Dark iridescent tone, some die wear, scratch on reverse. Good VF.

From the Richard Sharf Collection, purchased from Jonathan Kern, 19 January 2002. Ex G. Hirsch XIX (25 November 1958), lot 53.


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.