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4520666
452, Lot: 666. Estimate $150.
Sold for $110. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. 211-208 BC. Æ Sextans (19.5mm, 5.85 g, 12h). Corn-ear and KA series. Mint in Sicily. Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; • • (mark of value) above / Prow of galley right; IC to right, grain ear above. Crawford 69/6b; Sydenham 310d; Type as RBW 294. Dark brown patina. Good VF. Overstruck with clear undertype.


From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex RBW Collection Duplicate.

Overstruck on Hieron II Poseidon left / Trident, dolphins, with the face of Poseidon clearly visible under prow – looking down into the sea – and a dolphin (upside down) and part of the trident visible on the obverse cheek, cf. RRC Table XVIII, p. 112, no. 65. [Andrew McCabe]