Haeberlin Plate Coin
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 511. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 230-220 BC. Æ Aes Grave Dupondius (288.90 g, 6h). Volaterrae (Etruria) mint. Janiform head wearing pointed petasos / Club flanked by I-I. Thurlow-Vecchi 85; Haeberlin pl. 83, 2 (this coin); HN Italy 109a. VF, dark green patina, earthen highlights, some light cleaning scratches, scrape on reverse. Choice for issue.
From the Peter J. Laux Collection.
Although there was a hoard of Aes grave from Volaterrae dispersed by Münzen und Medaillen in the early 1970s, apparently there were not many examples of this type, as the number of extant specimens in 1979 (when Thurlow and Vecchi published their work) was only nine.