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CNG 109, Lot: 16. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 340-330 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.72 g, 8h). Head of Demeter right, wearing wreath of grain ears, veil, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace / Barley ear with leaf to left; mouse above leaf, Φ below. Johnston Class A, 8.8 (this coin illustrated); HN Italy 1570; SNG ANS 419 (same obv. die); BMC 122 = Weber 775 (this coin). Near EF, deep cabinet tone. Lovely style and with a fantastic pedigree.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Edward J. Waddell Inventory 51793 (January 2015); Naville V (18 June 1923), lot 486; Sir Hermann Weber Collection, 775; Friedrich von Schiller Collection [Artist Collection] (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 11 July 1899), lot 12.

From the consignor: Occasionally a lot description includes the words “old cabinet tone”. This coin has the classic look of a coin that has been held in a collection for a long time. The toning matches the pedigree! A stunning coin.