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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 34. Estimate $7500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $6200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BRUTTIUM, The Brettii. Time of the Second Punic War. Circa 221-201 BC. AV Hemidrachm (2.11 gm). Attic Standard. Struck circa 213-205 AD. Bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress; club behind, tiny G (engraver's signature) below / BRETTIWN, Nike driving biga right; serpent right below. Scheu II G.8; SNG ANS 15 corr. (same dies); SNG Lloyd 540 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen -; Jameson 404 (same dies); Gulbenkian -; Pozzi -; Weber -; HN Italy 1953. EF, light scratches in upper reverse field. Extremely rare. [See color enlargement on plate 2] ($7,500)

From the James A. Ferrendelli Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 9 (16 April 1996), lot 90.