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Triton XV, Lot: 1032. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos (23mm, 7.54 g, 1h). Head of Athena left, wearing a crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; A above, Φ before, IE on outlined tablet behind neck guard / Lion attacking stag left; ΥΕΛΗΤΩ[Ν] above. Williams 551 (O277/R386); HN Italy 1318; SNG ANS 1398; SNG Lloyd 534; SNG Ashmolean 1395 (same dies); Basel 122; Gulbenkian 116–7; Dewing 473–4. EF, light iridescent toning, die shift on reverse.

From the Deyo Collection. Ex Garth R. Drewry Collection (Triton VIII, 11 January 2005), lot 46.