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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1205. Estimate $12500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Selinos. Circa 460-440 BC. AR Didrachm (8.60 gm). S-E-LI-N-ONT-IOS, nude Herakles subduing the Cretan bull / HU-YAS, nude figure of river-god Hypsas standing left, holding phiale over canopied altar in right hand and branch in left; serpent coiled around altar, heron and selinon leaf to right. SNG ANS 707 (same dies); Rizzo pl. xxxi, 15 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1247 (this coin). Toned EF, well centered on a choice flan. ($12,500)

From the William N. Rudman Collection. Ex Dr. Peter M. Suter Collection (Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 89, 14 June 2000), lot 53; Bank Leu Auktion 50 (1990), lot 60; A.J. Lloyd Collection, 1247; Selinos 1923 Find (IGCH 2084).