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Session 1, Lot 88





Estimate: 10'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 8'000 CHF Price realized: 17'000 CHF
GREEK COINS
Lucania, Metapontum
Nomos circa 500, AR 6.89 g. META Ear of barley; in r. field, grasshopper. Rev. Ear of barley incuse; in l. field, outline of a dolphin. Gorini 10 and p. 136 (these dies). SNG ANS 1207 (these dies). AMB 130 (these dies). Johnston-Noe 101. Gillet 132 (this coin). Historia Numorum Italy 1472.
Very rare and possibly the finest specimen known. Well-struck in high relief and
with an attractive old cabinet tone. Unobtrusive die-break
on reverse, otherwise about extremely fine
Ex Leu 42, 1987, 46: NAC 9, 1996, 22, and NAC 18, 2000, 22 sales. From the Charles Gillet and A.D.M. collections.

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