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590144
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 144. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Ameselon . Circa 357-340 BC. Æ Hemilitron (3.32 gm). Head of Hermes right wearing petasos, tied under chin / Forepart of Pegasos right. Cammarata, "La zecca ennese," Ennarotary 1987, pl. 3, M; SNG ANS -; Calciati III -; BMC Sicily -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille -; Virzi -. EF, dark green, almost black, patina, minor smoothing. Extremely rare. ($1000)

Attributed, on the basis of find spots and style, to the community of mercenaries established at the town of Ameselon near Henna, this coin belongs to the troubled period following the collapse of the empire of Dionysus II and the successive liberation of Dion and Timoleon.