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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1106. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 290-280 BC. AR Nomos (7.92 gm). Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing thin hair band over curled hair; club over shoulder and lion's skin secured by knotted paws at truncation / META to left, small six-grained barley ear with leaf to right; kantharos above leaf. Johnston Class D4.2 (same dies); SNG ANS -; SNG Lloyd -; SNG Lockett -. Toned EF with underlying luster, strike a little weak on brow and top of grain ear. The work of a master die engraver. Rare. ($2000)