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Unusual Die Orientation

436, Lot: 20. Estimate $300.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 470-440 BC. AR Nomos (19mm, 7.83 g, 6h). Ear of barley with six grains / Incuse ear of barley with six grains. Noe 239/238 (for obv./rev. dies); HN Italy 1484; SNG ANS 233. Near VF, some roughness on obverse. Unusually detailed reverse.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex G. Hirsch 293 (25 September 2013), lot 2036.

Unusually for an incuse type, the obverse and reverse dies for this nomos are rotated 180 degrees.