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452, Lot: 665. Estimate $100.
Sold for $110. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. 210 BC. Æ Sextans (18mm, 3.24 g, 1h). P. Manlius Vulso (MA series). Mint in Sardinia. Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; • • (mark of value) above / Prow of galley right; (MA) vertical to right, •• (mark of value) below. Crawford 64/6a; Sydenham 160c; Type as RBW 269-70. Dark green-brown patina. VF. Overstruck with clear undertype.

From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex RBW Collection Duplicate; Fallani Collection (Vecchi 3, 13 September 1996), lot 175.

Overstruck on the Sardo-Punic issue with Tanit / Bull star above, cf. RRC Table XVIII, p. 110, no. 49. The star at the top of the undertype reverse is clearly visible on Mercury's cheek. [Andrew McCabe]