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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 192. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, The Mamertinoi . After 210 BC. Æ Pentonkion (12.86 gm). Laureate head of Zeus right / MAMERTINWN, nude warrior, wearing crested helmet, advancing right, holding shield on left arm, long spear in right hand; P in right field. SNG ANS 447ff; Calciati I pg. 108, 40/1 = Virzi 1229 (this coin); Särström Series XVI, A; BMC Sicily pg. 111, 25ff; SNG Copenhagen 458; SNG Morcom 638; Laffaille 180. EF, choice dark bluish green patina with some dark brown. ($1000)

Ex Tom Virzi Collection (Bank Leu Auktion 6, 8 May 1973), lot 180.