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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 118. Estimate CHF6000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana. 412-408 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.92 g 11). Nymph Messana, wearing chiton and holding reins with both hands, driving biga of mules walking to left; above, Nike flying right to crown Messana; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing to right; below, head of youthful Pan to right, with curly hair and with a tiny horn over his forehead. Caltabiano 604. SNG ANS 369. Glossy and lightly toned. Some very minor die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.