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CNG 103, Lot: 71. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Selinos. Circa 455-440 BC. AR Didrachm (25mm, 8.29 g, 5h). Herakles standing right, holding club overhead, preparing to strike the Cretan Bull, standing right, which he holds by a horn / River god Hypsas standing left, holding branch and phiale from which he sacrifices over serpent-entwined altar to left; to right, selinon leaf above heron walking right. HGC 2, 1224; SNG ANS 703. VF, toned, obverse smoothed and tooled, numerous scratches.

Ex Peus 380 (3 November 2004), lot 221; Giessener Münzhandlung 58 (9 April 1992), lot 87.