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440, Lot: 9. Estimate $400.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana. 428-426 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.31 g, 12h). The nymph Messana, seated, holding reins, driving slow biga of mules right; above, Nike flying left, crowning her with wreath; laurel leaf and berry in exergue / Hare springing right; Y above, MEΣΣANION below. Caltabiano Series XII, 444 (D188/R182); HGC 2, 786; BMC 30 (same dies). Near VF, toned, irregular flan.

From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection, purchased from Freeman & Sear, 4 December 2003.