|Sale: CNG 60, Lot: 176. Estimate $200.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2002.
Sold For $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 344-336 BC. Æ Litra (8.42 gm). Male head left, wearing pileus / Skylla left, holding club over left arm. Calciati III pg. 319, 1; SNG ANS 800 (Skylletium in Bruttium). Fine, green patina, edge breaks. Probably overstruck on a Syracusan litra, Athena/Hippocamp (Calciati II pg. 87, 42). Rare. ($200)
Ex Semenzato Auction (29 November 1980), lot 199.
Often attributed to Skylletium in Bruttium on the basis of the Skylla on the reverse, this type has been found in excavations in Locri and in north-central Sicily, and as is the case with this coin, is often overstruck on a Syracusan litra.