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CNG 109, Lot: 19. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 290-280 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.85 g, 5h). Head of Demeter right, wearing wreath of grain ears, veil, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; Π behind neck / Barley ear with leaf to left; pig standing right on leaf, ΦI below. Johnston Class D, 4.19 (same dies); HN Italy 1625; Auctiones 18, lot 515; Leu 61, lot 39; NAC 29, lot 44 (same dies); Sternberg X, lot 10. EF, deep cabinet tone, flan crack, light scrape and cut on obverse. Very rare issue, missing from most public collections.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Edward J. Waddell Inventory 51918 (August 2015).