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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 209. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $725. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Nacona . Circa 400 BC. Æ Tetras (4.20 gm). Silenos seated sidesaddle on an ass walking left, holding kantharos in right hand, thyrsos in left; three pellets around / NAKONAION, head of a nymph right, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace, hair bound with fillet wrapped around four times. SNG ANS 512; Calciati I pg. 325, 1; BMC Sicily pg. 117, 1; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille 186; Virzi 1281-1285. Near EF, dark green patina, some light field marks, slight trace of double striking on the reverse, perfectly centered. One of the finest known. ($750)