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Triton XXI, Lot: 302. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

APULIA, Teate. Circa 325-275 BC. AR Diobol (11.5mm, 1.15 g, 4h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with rosettes on the bowl; Δ below chin / Herakles kneeling right, holding club in right hand, with left arm, strangling the Nemean Lion, which attempts to dislodge itself by pressing its hind legs against Herakles’ leg; TIA[TI] to upper right, K below. Garrucci 4; HN Italy 696; L. Sambon, Recherches sur les monnaies de la presqu’île italique (Naples, 1870), 5. Good VF, tiny deposits. Extremely rare, missing from all major published collections.

Ex Gemini IV (10 January 2010), lot 4.

Silver issues of Teate are very rare, but this particular issue, with the head of Athena right, is exceptionally so.