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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1163. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Akragas. Circa 406 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.21 gm). AKRAG/ANTIN-ON, ethnic in two lines on a hanging tablet, the second line retrograde, the last two letters off the tablet and to the right. Nike driving a galloping quadriga left, club in exergue / SILA-NOS, two eagles standing left clutching at dead hare, the closest eagle with wings closed and head raised, the back eagle with spread wings and it's head down. Seltman, "The Engravers of the Akragantine Decadrachms," in NumChron 1948, 16 (same dies); SNG ANS 1000 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 3, 3 (same dies); Gulbenkian 170 (same dies). Good VF, lightly toned, well centered and well struck for this issue. ($10,000)