From the Lockett Collection
|Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 42. Estimate $2500.
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010.
Sold For $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
420-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.28 g, 9h). The nymph Messana, holding kentron in left hand, reins in both, driving slow biga of mules right; retrograde MEΣ-ΣANA above; in exergue, two dolphins confronted / Hare springing right; below, dolphin left; retrograde M-E-ΣΣAN-IO-N around. Caltabiano 531.12 (D210/R225) = SNG Lockett 825 (this coin); SNG ANS 363; SNG Lloyd 1091; Rizzo pl. XXVI, 4 = de Luynes 1017; SNG Copenhagen 401; BMC 41; Boston MFA 292; Weber 1424 (all from the same dies). Good VF, toned.
Ex Hess-Leu 9 (2 April 1958), lot 64; Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (Greek Part I, Glendining, 25 October 1955), lot 705.