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Triton XV, Lot: 1030. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Poseidonia. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.33 g, 12h). Poseidon advancing right, naked but for chiton draped over arms, preparing to throw trident he holds aloft; ΠOΣ-E (Σ facing downward) around; double-pelleted border / Incuse of obverse, but ΠOΣ-E (Σ facing downward) retrograde and in relief, double-ribbed border. Gorini 10 (same rev. die as illustration); HN Italy 1108; SNG ANS 625 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 433 = Jameson 332 (same dies); Basel –; Gulbenkian –; Dewing 397; De Luynes 527 = Traité pl. LXVIII, 16 (same dies); Weber 810 (same dies); Winterthur 395 (same dies). Near EF, light toning. Excellent metal. Very rare.

From the BRN Collection.