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Triton XXI, Lot: 316. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 340-330 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.84 g, 10h). Head of Leukippos right, wearing Corinthian helmet; AMI to left / Ear of barley with eight grains and leaf to right; META to left, thunderbolt above leaf. Johnston Class B, 4.1 (same dies); HN Italy 1577; SNG ANS –; SNG Lloyd –; SNG Copenhagen 1214. EF, attractively toned, a hint of die rust. Rare, and among the finest of this issue.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection, purchased from Ed Waddell, 13 February 2014. Ex Waddell 101 (9 December 2005), lot 7; William N. Rudman Collection; Peus 353 (29 October 1997), lot 32.

This particular issue is missing from most major collections and famous sales of coins of Magna Graecia.