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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 142. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Alontion . Circa 241-210 BC. Æ 19mm (6.34 gm). Male head left wearing Phrygian helmet / ALONTINWN, man-headed bull standing left with water flowing from its mouth; crab in exergue. SNG ANS -; Calciati I pg. 67, 2; BMC Sicily pg. 30, 5; SNG Copenhagen 144; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille, "Choix de Monnaies Grecques en Bronze," 51 (this coin); Laffaille 134 var. (no crab); Virzi 749. EF, dark green, almost black, patina. Very rare. Probably the finest known example of this type. ($2000)