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Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 31. Estimate CHF950. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 290-280 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.96 g 9). Head of Demeter to right, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; in field to left, arm with open hand. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to right; on leaf, sphinx kneeling to right. HN III 1615. Johnston D5.5. A rare late variety. Very nicely toned. Minor flan break, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the B. in B. Collection, acquired from F. Sternberg in the 1970s.