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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1107. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 280-279 BC. AV Third Stater or Diobol (2.80 gm). Attic Standard. Struck for Pyrrhos of Epeiros most likely after the battle of Herakleia (280 BC). Bearded head of Leukippos right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone / M-E, two six-grained barley ears, each leaf to the outside; SI between. Johnston Class G, 5; SNG ANS 397; Gulbenkian 72. EF, minor field marks. Rare. ($2500)