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591105
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1105. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 302 BC. AV Third Stater or Diobol (2.60 gm gm). Italic-Achaean Standard. Three-quarter facing head of Nike, slightly right, wearing necklace and earrings, her hair is rolled back from her face, apparently gathered behind and falling loose beside her neck, NIKA upward to right / METAPON, six-grained barley ear with curled leaf to right. Johnston G.3 (same dies); Kraay-Hirmer 245 (same obverse die). Good VF, reverse slightly double-struck. Very rare. ($4000)

From the William N. Rudman Collection. Ex Triton III (30 November - 1 December 1999), lot 70.