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CNG Feature Auction 118

Lot nuber 63

SICILY, Messana. 445-439 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.02 g, 11h).

CNG Feature Auction 118
Lot: 63.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 3 250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Messana. 445-439 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.02 g, 11h). The nymph Messana, holding kentron and reins, driving slow biga of mules right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; olive leaf in exergue / Hare springing right; olive spray below. Caltabiano Series IX, 369.2 (D166/R156 – this coin); HGC 2, 783; BMC 25 (same dies). Old collection tone, light porosity. VF. Overstruck on a tetradrachm of Athens (head of Athena visible on the reverse, portions of the owl visible on the obverse); very rare thus, Kraay (in Greek Coins and History) noted only 7 examples known.

From the Mercury Group Collection, purchased November 2007. Ex Lepczyk (24 February 1978), lot 371.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 118 lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 13-14 September 2021. CNG Feature Auction 118 – Session One – Greek Coinage Part 1 will be held Monday morning, 13 September 2021 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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