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494568
494568. SOLD $3500

BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 300-250 BC. AR Oktobol or Half Nomos(?) (16mm, 3.11 g, 4h). Reduced standard. Head of male (Herakles or river-god?) right, wearing tainia; K-P-O around neck truncation / Owl standing left, head facing, on grain ear left; KPO to right. Attianese 152 (this coin illustrated); HN Italy 2195; Demeester 15 (this coin); de Luynes 738 (same rev. die). Wonderful old cabinet tone. In NGC encapsulation 4284628-009, graded Ch VF, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 5/5. Very rare with ethnic on obverse.


From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex J. FALM Collection of Miniature Masterpieces of Greek Coinage depicting Animals (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 82; New York Sale III (7 December 2000), lot 79.