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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
590226
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 226. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Solus . Circa Late 5th Century BC. Æ Hemilitron (6.91 gm). SOLONTINON, bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Punic 'kfr' retrograde, crayfish right between six pellets. Jenkins, "Coins of Punic Sicily," in SNR 50 (1971), pl. 23, 18; SNG ANS 735ff; Calciati I pg. 310, 6; BMC Sicily -; SNG Copenhagen 608; SNG Morcom 671; Antikemuseum Basel 418 (this coin); Laffaille -; Virzi 1370-1372. Superb EF, dark green patina, two small spots of hard encrustation on the reverse. Among the finest known. ($1500)