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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 122. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Aitna Area. Mercenaries from Adranon . Circa 344-336 BC. Æ Drachm (24.85 gm). Laureate head of Apollo left / Lyre with seven strings. Cf. SNG ANS 1151; Calciati III pg. 329, 1 OS/6 = Virzi 516 (this coin); BMC Sicily -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Morcom 872; Laffaille -. Good VF, dark brown patina, minor roughness. Probably overstruck on a Syracusan drachm, but the undertype is not visible. ($2000)

Ex Tom Virzi Collection (Bank Leu Auktion 6, 8 May 1973), lot 92.