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Ex Hermitage Museum Collection

CNG 109, Lot: 47. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 425-350 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.53 g, 7h). Eagle with closed wings standing left, head right, on the head of a stag right / Tripod with high neck surmounted by wreaths, legs terminating in lion’s feet; ivy leaf to left, (koppa)PO to right. Attianese 104; HN Italy 2146; SNG ANS 352 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 607 (same obv. die); Boston MFA 183 (same obv. die); Gillet 231 (same obv. die); Gulbenkian 127 = Sartiges 64 (same dies); Hermitage Sale II 188 (this coin); Kraay & Hirmer 269 = Bement 282 (same dies). Good VF, deep cabinet tone, usual minor die breaks on obverse.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Edward J. Waddell Inventory 49586 (August 2013); G. Hirsch 166 (16 May 1990), lot 48; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 487 (April 1986), no. 2; Münzen und Medaillen AG XXVIII (19 June 1964), lot 29; Hermitage Museum Collection (Schlessinger 13, 4 February 1935), lot 188.

From the consignor: Following the incuse eagle series, Kroton embarked on an extensive series of Eagle/Tripod coinage of the typical raised design on both sides. For the next 75 years this generic type would be the dominant theme for Kroton. Many eagle arrangements are seen and are collectible as a subtype for this series.