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650072
Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 72. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana. Circa 412-408 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.21 gm). The nymph Messana driving slow biga of mules left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; two dolphins in exergue / MESSANIWN, hare springing left; grain ear below, bird left above. Caltabiano - (D220/R-; unlisted reverse die); SNG ANS 378 (same obverse die); SNG Lloyd 1104-1105 (same obverse die); SNG Copenhagen 404 (same obverse die); Jameson 657 (same obverse die). Near EF, some minor obverse die rust, choice flan. ($2000)