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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 75. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Thourioi . Circa 3rd Century BC. Æ Obol (9.78 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / QOURIWN, Artemis advancing right, holding torch in right hand, two spears in left hand over shoulder, dog at her feet. SNG ANS -; BMC Italy pg. 302, 147; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille -; Weber -; McClean -; SNG Munich 1234. Near EF, attractive green patina. Rare. ($1000)

This representative of the rare series referring to the cult of Apollo and Artemis Brauronia is broadly of the same fabric, style, diameter and weight standard as the coinage of the city of Thurium re-founded by the Roman colony of Copia in 193 BC (Livy 34, 53 and 35, 9).