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448, Lot: 13. Estimate $200.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos (22mm, 7.36 g, 1h). Philistion Group. Head of Athena left, wearing crested Phrygian helmet, decorated with griffin, scrolls on neck-guard; Θ behind / Lion standing right, feeding on ram’s head; above, Φ, cicada right, I. Williams 423 (O209/R299); HN Italy 1305. Toned, some roughness on obverse, traces of porosity on reverse. VF. Rare, Williams cites 4 examples.

Ex Colin E. Pitchfork Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 84, 5 May 2010), lot 86.