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590201
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 201. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana . Circa 287-279 BC. Æ Hemilitron (4.55 gm). Draped bust of Pelorias left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace; two dolphins before / MESSANIW[N] in exergue, Nike driving a galloping biga right. Caltabiano 890 (D9(?)/R13); SNG ANS 389; Calciati I pg. 54, 21; BMC Sicily pg. 108, 84; SNG Copenhagen 424; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille -; Virzi 1171. Superb EF, olive green patina. Very rare. ($500)

Ex Frank Sternberg Auktion XXXI (27-28 October 1996), lot 603.