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Triton XXI, Lot: 344. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana. 412-408 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.28 g, 12h). The nymph Messana, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both, driving slow biga of mules left; in exergue, two dolphins confronted / Hare springing right; below, dolphin right; ME-Σ-Σ-A-NI-O-N around. Caltabiano series XV A, 626.1 corr. (D223/R239 – this coin, erroneously listed under wrong die combination); HGC 2, 795; SNG ANS 367 (same rev. die); Hunterian 12 (same obv. die). EF, deep cabinet tone. Well struck.

From the H.W. Collection. Ex Auctiones AG 7 (7 June 1977), lot 77 (hammer CHF 13,000).