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Triton XV, Lot: 1057. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Naxos. Circa 415-403 BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.02 g, 7h). Obverse die signed by Prokles. Horned head of river god Assinos left, wearing ivy wreath, [signature Π on neck]; NAΞIΩN to right / Silenos, nude and ithyphallic, squatting facing half-right, head left, holding kantharos in right hand and thyrsos in left. Cahn 122 (V76/R99); Campana 24a; Rizzo pl. XXVIII, 30; SNG ANS –; SNG Lloyd –; SNG München 766; SNG Copenhagen 495; McClean 2477 (all from the same dies). Near VF, toned. Good metal. Rare.

Ex Tony Hardy Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 67, 22 September 2004), lot 312.