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Lot 158

Estimate: 7'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 6'000 CHF Price realized: 7'500 CHF
Lucania, Metapontum. Nomos circa 290-280, AR 7.91 g. Diademed head of Heracles r., lion’s skin tied around neck and club over l. shoulder. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to r., on which kantharos; beneath leaf, B[I]. Kraay-Hirmer pl. 85, 248 (these dies). Johnston-Noe D4.3. Historia Numorum Italy 1621.
Rare. Of superb style and with a lovely old cabinet tone. Minor area of
weakness on obverse, otherwise extremely fine

Privately purchased from Jean Vinchon Numismatique in the mid 90’s.

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