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CNG Feature Auction 126

Lot nuber 26

LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 470-440 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 8.20 g, 12h). VF.

CNG Feature Auction 126
Lot: 26.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

Greek, 12h, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 4 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 470-440 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 8.20 g, 12h). Ear of barley with eight grains; ÅtE7 upward to left; to right, grasshopper downward / Incuse ear of barley with six grains. Noe 259 (same dies); HN Italy 1486; SNG ANS 257 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 468 (same dies). Slight weakness to strike. VF.

From the Wild Rose Collection. Ex ArtCoins Roma 19 (11 November 2015), lot 52.

Incuse obverse/reverse dies were carefully matched during creation to make sure the die pair aligned and allowed for complete striking. As dies wore out we occasionally see an unmatched die used, as here. In this case the obverse die has a barley ear of eight grains while the reverse die is that of a six grain barley ear. These mismatched pairs normally didn't last long as the dies wore even more quickly due to the stress placed on the misaligned portions of the design.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 126 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 28-29 May 2024. This lot is in Session One, which will begin 28 May at 9 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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