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Triton XV, Lot: 1454. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. Circa 230-220 BC. Æ Aes Grave As (57mm, 132.84 g, 6h). Semi-Libral standard. Volaterrae (Etruria) mint. Janiform head of Culsans wearing pointed petasus / Dolphin; I (mark of value) to right; ethnic around. Thurlow & Vecchi 93 (8 specimens recorded); Haeberlin pl. 84, 13-15; HN Italy 110b. Near VF, slightly rough green patina, some red, traces of earthen deposits. Rare.

From the L.C. Aes Grave Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 5 (25 February 1992), lot 225.