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Pedigreed to Ratto in 1909

Triton XXI, Lot: 315. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 470-440 BC. AR Nomos (19.5mm, 8.15 g, 6h). Ear of barley with six grains; retrograde META up right field / Incuse ear of barley with six grains. Noe Class XI, 234 (same dies); HN Italy 1484; SNG ANS 251-251A (same dies); Bement 160 (same dies); De Luynes 455, 458, and 460 (same dies). EF, toned, area of soft strike. Excellent metal.

Ex W. Froehner Collection (R. Ratto, 26 April 1909), lot 855.