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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
590048
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 48. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

APULIA, Venusia . Circa 210-200 BC. Æ Uncia (5.00 gm). Half length bust of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress and holding club over shoulder; globe before / Lion seated left, breaking spear held in its jaw; VE monogram left. SNG ANS 757; BMC Italy pg. 151, 14; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Munich 549; SNG Morcom 234; Laffaille, "Choix de Monnaies Grecques en Bronze," pl. 5 = Weber 482 (this coin); Laffaille -. EF, choice brown patina, a few very minor scratches on the reverse. Exceptional and probably the finest known. ($2500)

Ex Sir Hermann Weber Collection, 482; Bunbury Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 15-23 June 1896), lot 67 (part of).