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89001054

Ex Pennisi Collection – Cahn and Rizzo Plate Coin

Triton XV, Lot: 1054. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $75000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Naxos. Circa 430/20-415 BC. AR Litra (14mm, 0.84 g, 5h). Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath; ИAΞIOИ to right / Grape bunch on vine. Cahn 105.1 (V68/R87) = Rizzo pl. XXVIII, 20 (enlarged on pl. XXX, 4) = E. Boehringer, “Salvatore Pennisi Barone di Floristella † 26. Juni 1931” in ZfN 42 (1935), pl. XI, 14 (this coin); Campana 16; SNG ANS –; SNG Lloyd –; SNG München –. FDC, beautiful old cabinet toning. Very rare, and certainly the finest known.


Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 21 (17 May 2001), lot 103; Salvatore Pennisi Collection.