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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
590055
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 55. Estimate $6000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum . Circa 281-209 BC. Æ Hemiobol (4.16 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a griffin / [T]APAN, Herakles standing left, wrestling the Nemean lion; club behind. Vlasto 1809 = Laffaille 36 = Laffaille, "Choix de Monnaies Grecques en Bronze," 6 (this coin); SNG ANS -; BMC Italy pg. 219, 478; Weber -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Morcom -. Choice EF, superb glossy black patina, wonderfully executed dies. Very Rare. ($6000)

Ex Maurice Laffaille Collection (Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 76, 19-20 September 1991), lot 36 @ 13,500 Sfr; Martinetti & Nervegna Collection (Sambon-Canessa, 18 November 1907), lot 406; Vlasto Collection, 1799.