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Ex Virzi and Pozzi

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 149. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Brundisium. 2nd century BC. Æ Semis (8.22 g, 9h). Laureate head of Neptune right; behind, Nike above trident; S below neck, Q • EV (retrograde and ligate) before / Phalanthos riding dolphin left, holding Nike and kithara; Q • EV (retrograde and ligate) before; S behind. HN Italy 749; SNG ANS -; Virzi 18 = Pozzi (Boutin) 289 (this coin). Good VF, dark red-brown patina. Excellent condition for this typically rough type.

Ex Tom Virzi Collection (Leu 6, 8 May 1973), lot 3; S. Pozzi Collection (not in Ars Classica sale).