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Triton XV, Lot: 1453. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. Circa 230-220 BC. Æ Aes Grave Dupondius (74mm, 230.95 g, 6h). Semi-Libral standard. Volaterrae (Etruria) mint. Janiform head of Culsans wearing pointed petasus / Dolphin; II (mark of value) across field; ethnic around. Thurlow & Vecchi 92 (2 specimens recorded); Haeberlin pl. 84, 11-12; HN Italy 110a. Fine, green patina, earthen and green deposits, minor flan flaw. Very rare.

From the L.C. Aes Grave Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 10 (9 April 1997), lot 290; Johan Christian Holm Collection (Baldwin’s 3, 5 October 1994), lot 314.