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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1176. Estimate $7500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Kamarina. Circa 425-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.95 gm). Athena driving galloping quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and placing open wreath on Athena's head, grain in exergue / KAMAPINAION, youthful head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Westermark and Jenkins 147 (O7/R15 - this coin); SNG ANS 1206 (same dies); SNG Munich 402 var. (same obverse die); Jameson 525 var. (same obverse die). Attractively toned, near EF, finely engraved reverse die. ($7500)

From the William N. Rudman Collection. Ex Triton III (30 November - 1 December 1999), lot 199; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XXX (8 December 1992), lot 6; Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection, Part III (Sotheby's, 4 December 1990), lot 20 (realized $12,100).

Although not signed, this obverse die is attributed to the master artist Exakestidas.