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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 157. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Herbessos . Circa 340-335 BC. Æ Dilitron (20.13 gm). ERBHSS[INWN], head of Sikelia right, wreath of myrtle in her hair / Eagle standing left, head reverted, holding snake in its beak. SNG ANS -; Calciati III pg. 255, 6 = Virzi 1020 (this coin); BMC Sicily -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille -. Good VF, dark brown patina, smooth, choice surfaces. Overstruck on a Syracusan Dilitron, Zeus/Horse (Calciati II pg. 185, 80), with the undertype clearly visible on both sides. ($1500)

Ex Tom Virzi Collection (Bank Leu Auktion 6, 8 May 1973), lot 110.