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90090040
Sale: Nomos 9, Lot: 40. Estimate CHF30000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 20 October 2014. 
Sold For CHF24000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. c. 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 16.82 g 6). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with olive sprig behind. Herzfelder 86. HN III 2496. A splendid piece, struck in high relief and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.


From a Swiss private collection.

The heads of Apollo at Rhegium, with their hair carefully bound up and wreathed, are rather reminiscent of those from Olynthos. This is a very pleasing example with a head of severe yet attractive style.