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CNG 91, Lot: 64. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Leontini. Roman rule. Circa 204-180 BC. Æ (22mm, 14.66 g, 12h). Facing bust of Demeter, wearing wreath of radiate leaves; plow to left / River god seated right, holding cornucopia and branch; bird to right. BAR Issue 3; CNS 8; SNG ANS 275-6. EF for issue, dark green, almost black, patina, under some light earthen encrustation. Possibly the finest known.

From the Greenpoint Collection. Ex David Freedman Collection (Triton V, 15 January 2002), lot 187.