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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1203. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Selinos Circa 540/530-510 BC. AR Didrachm (9.08 gm). Selinon leaf, stem of leaf resembling a panther's scalp; two pellets above / Incuse square divided into eight sections. Arnold-Biucchi, et al., "A Greek Archaic Silver Hoard from Selinus," in ANSMN 33 (1988), 30 (same dies); SNG ANS 666. FDC, light golden toning. Exceptional. ($3000)

From the William N. Rudman Collection.

The wild celery, Greek selinoV, is a plant of the parsley family that grows in the neigbourhood of Selinos. It appears as a punning type on the coins of that city.