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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 4. Estimate CHF40000. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF1150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CAMPANIA, Suessa Aurunca. Circa 265-240 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 7.24 g 5). Laureate head of Apollo to right, with his hair long and flowing down his neck; behind, spear head Rev. SVESANO Dioscouros, wearing pileus and holding a palm branch tied with a fillet, riding to left with second horse beside him. De Luynes 204 = SNG France 1154. HN III 447. SNG ANS -. A wonderful piece, of the very best Hellenistic style, undoubtedly the finest coin of Suessa Aurunca known. Beautifully toned and perfectly struck, good extremely fine.

Ex Leu 42, 12 May 1987, 137.

Suessa was a Latin colony, founded in 313 and is now the modern Sessa. There are only a few ancient ruins to be seen there, in fact, the most important remains of the ancient city are its coins!