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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1162.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Akragas. Circa 406 BC. AV Diobol (1.32 gm). [AKR]A, eagle perched on pile of rocks standing left, snake clasped in its talons; •• on rocks / Crab, SILA/NOS in two lines below. SNG ANS 998-999; SNG Lockett 714; SNG Lloyd 815; Gulbenkian 171; Boston MFA 237. Superb EF. Rare. ($6000)

The striking of gold coinage in Sicily was not an everyday occurrence. It was usually tied to a specific event, more often than not reflecting a city in dire straits. Akragas struck these gold 1 1/2 litra