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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 9. Estimate CHF5000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 280-277 BC. Nomos (Silver, 6.63 g 2). Φ Ι Eagle,with its head turned back to left, standing right on thunderbolt; to right, herm of Hermes holding phiale in his right hand and kerykeion in his left. Rev. ΚΡΟ Tripod lebes on base; to left, Nike flying to right with branch. HN III 2181. Jameson 431. SNG ANS 409. Rare. Toned. Extremely fine.

From the Anthemion collection, USA, and from the collections of F. S. Benson, SWH 3 February 1909, 121 (bought by Jacob Hirsch for £30), and Arthur Evans, SWH 20 January 1898 (”Archaeologist and Traveller”), 28.

This coin was struck during the period of Pyrrhus’ military movements in Italy.