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Triton XXI, Lot: 323. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.61 g, 7h). Philistion group. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated on the bowl with Pegasos flying, a striding figure on the neck guard, and a dolphin within the strands of the crest / Lion standing right on ground line; YEΛHTΩN above, erased letter below. Williams 394m (O197/R278) = Mangieri 137 (this coin); HN Italy 1301; SNG ANS 1397; SNG Ashmolean 1392; BMC 110; McClean 1470 (all from the same dies). EF, attractive old collection toning. Perfectly centered and struck from dies of fine style.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection, purchased from Ed Waddell, 9 January 2015. Ex Künker 216 (8 October 2012), lot 95; Athos Moretti Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 27, 12 May 2004), lot 51; Conte Alessandro Magnaguti Collection (Part I, Santamaria, 12 October 1949), lot 229.