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Lot 12

Estimate: -   |   Starting price: 25'000 CHF Price realized: 38'000 CHF
GREEK COINS FROM THE ABOU TAAM FAMILY COLLECTION. SICILIA. MESSANA. Tetradrachm, about 420-413 BC. AR 17.16 g. MEΣΣAN - A The nymph Messana, wearing long, sleeveless chiton, driving slow biga of mules l., holding reins with both her hands, kentron in her l. hand; in exergue, two dolphins confronted. Rev. MEΣ - ΣANI - ON Hare jumping r., below, grasshopper r., eating grapes. Caccamo Caltabiano 280,512 (these dies); SNG Cop. 402 (these dies); SNG Oxford 1847 (these dies).

Rare issue. Nice light tone. Extremely fine

Privately purchased from William J. Conte 11 December 2006.

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