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Triton XXI, Lot: 322. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 350-300 BC. AR Double Nomos – Distater (23mm, 15.25 g, 2h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated on its bowl with Skylla raising his left arm, on its neck guard with a griffin springing right; Φ above visor / Bull butting right, [monogram on rump], on plain ground line above dotted line; ΘOYPIΩN above; in exergue, fish right. Noe, Thurian B2; HN Italy 1781; SNG ANS 957; BMC 26; Boston MFA 139; McClean 1254–5 (all from the same dies). EF, toned, tiny flaw on obverse. Struck from dies of artistic excellence.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection. Ex Goldberg 91 (7 June 2016), lot 1772; Hess-Divo 317 (27 October 2010), lot 27; Münzen und Medaillen GmbH 10 (22 March 2002), lot 147.