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Triton XXVII

Lot nuber 53

SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.27 g, 3h). Superb EF.

Triton XXVII
Lot: 53.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 15 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.27 g, 3h). The nymph Messana, holding kentron in left hand and reins in both, driving slow biga of mules right; retrograde MEΣ-ΣANA counterclockwise from right, two dolphins confronted in exergue / Hare springing right; MEΣ-ΣA-N-I-ON around; below, dolphin right. Caltabiano Series XIV, 533 (D210/R227); HGC 2, 792; SNG ANS 362; Pozzi 490 (same dies). Lightly toned and lustrous, trace obverse die rust, minor reverse die break and marks. Superb EF. Well struck on a broad flan and in high relief.

Ex Classical Numismatic Review XLV.1 (Winter 2020), no. 525515 (priced $19,500); Numismatica Ars Classica 114 (6 May 2019), lot 57 (hammer CHF 13,000).

The final winners of all Triton XXVII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 9-10 January 2024.

Triton XXVII – Session One – Lot 1-337 will be held Tuesday morning, 9 January 2024 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 22.5% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 25% for all others.

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