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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 199. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $345. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana . Circa 310-288 BC. Æ Litra (9.44 gm). PELORIAS, wreathed head of Pelorias left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace; two dolphins before / MESSANIWN, nude warrior (Pheraimon?) advancing left, wearing crested helmet, holding large round shield on left arm, spear pointed forwards in right hand. Caltabiano 867/2 (D42/R50) = Calciati I pg. 55, 22 = Virzi 1160 (this coin).; SNG ANS 394 var.; BMC Sicily pg. 108, 81; SNG Copenhagen 423; SNG Morcom 621; Laffaille -. Near EF, dark emerald green patina, minor roughness on the reverse.($500)

Ex Tom Virzi Collection (Bank Leu Auktion 6, 8 May 1973), lot 162.