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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 123. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Aitna Area. Mercenaries from Adranon . Circa 344-336 BC. Æ Drachm (29.29 gm). [APOL]LWN, laureate head of Apollo left / Lyre with seven strings. SNG ANS 1153; Calciati III pg. 330, 2 OS/1 = Virzi 506 (this coin); BMC Sicily -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Morcom 873; Laffaille -; McClean 2008. Good VF, dark olive green patina with some spots of black. Probably overstruck on a Syracusan drachm, but only a trace of the undertype is visible. ($2000)

Ex Tom Virzi Collection (Bank Leu Auktion 6, 8 May 1973), lot 94.