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Ex MoneyMuseum, Moretti, Schloss Friedenstein, and Schachmann
18th Century Pedigree

Triton XXI, Lot: 345. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Segesta. Circa 412/0-400 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 8.59 g, 6h). Hound advancing right, on the scent; three grain ears in background; ΣECEΣTAZIB between exergual lines / Head of the nymph Segesta right, hair in band; EΓE-ΣT-AIOИ around. Hurter, Didrachmenprägung 193a (V60/R108) = Basel 401 = F. Imhoof-Blumer, “Nymphen und Chariten auf griechischen Münzen” in JIAN 11 (1909), 104 (obverse) = Carl Adolph Gottlob von Schachmann, Catalogue raisonné d'une collection de médailles (Leipzig, 1774), p. 55 (this coin); Mildenberg, Kimon 18; SNG ANS 643 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1186 (same dies); Kraay & Hirmer 200 (same obv. die); Pozzi 530 = Rhousopoulos 367 (same dies). Good VF, toned, a little encrustation on reverse. Great metal for issue.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection. Ex collection of the MoneyMuseum, Zurich (Triton XVIII, 6 January 2015), lot 373; Athos Moretti Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 13, 8 October 1998), lot 401; Schloss Friedenstein (Gotha) Collection; Carl Adolph Gottlob von Schachmann Collection.