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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1091. Estimate $7500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Laos. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Nomos (7.83 gm). LAFS (weak), man-headed bull standing right, head turned left; double exergue line separated by a row of pellets / NOS raised and retrograde (weak), incuse man-headed bull standing left, head turned to the right. SNG ANS 132; SNG Lockett 362 (same dies); Jameson 254 (same dies); Gorini pg. 13, 4 (same dies); A Guide to the Principal Coins of the Greeks, pl. 6, 6 = BMC Italy pg. 235, 1 (this coin). Toned VF, insignificant marks and a trace of light porosity. Very rare. ($7500)

From the William N. Rudman Collection. Ex Leu Numismatics Auction 76 (27 October 1999), lot 6; Charles Gillet Collection; Britsh Musuem Collection.