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Triton XXI, Lot: 320. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Poseidonia. Circa 445-420 BC. AR Nomos (17mm, 8.05 g, 4h). Poseidon, nude but for chlamys draped over both arms, holding trident aloft in right hand, advancing right; ΠOME[S] to right / Bull standing left; retrograde ΠOMES above; all within circular incuse. HN Italy 1116; SNG ANS 651 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 543 (same rev. die); de Luynes 535 (same rev. die); Pozzi 204. EF, toned, light graffiti in field on obverse. Exceptional style for series.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection, purchased from Ed Waddell, 3 March 2014. Ex G. Hirsch 275 (22 September 2011), lot 3102; G. Hirsch 130 (21 January 1982), lot 806.