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15. June 2019
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Lot 57
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
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LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, plated, 19 mm, 5.78 g, 12 h), c. 400-380. Head of Nike to left, wearing a diadem ornamented with upright olive leaves. Rev. [MET] Barley ear of seven grains, with leaf to right. Gillet 157 (this coin). Cf. Noe 458 and SNG ANS 347 (for prototype). A most deceiving contemporary plated didrachm, imitating a rare and artistic type; carefully centered and most attractive. Good very fine.

From the Vineyard Collection, ex Künker 71, 12 March 2002, 34, Münzen & Medaillen FPL 366, April 1975, 1 and from the collection of Charles Gillet (photofile 157).

The wonderful style of this piece shows clearly why Gillet acquired it. Whether he knew it was fourrée when he bought it can't be determined: the low weight should have raised an eyebrow, and a careful examination of the edge reveals a tiny pit with traces of a green core.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
02 Jul 2019 16:28:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
02 Jun 2020 03:47:35 CEST
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Hammer Price:
1500 CHF by MailBidder2339 (Bids: 9)

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Lot 57
Starting Price: 150 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, plated, 19 mm, 5.78 g, 12 h), c. 400-380. Head of Nike to left, wearing a diadem ornamented with upright olive leaves. Rev. [MET] Barley ear of seven grains, with leaf to right. Gillet 157 (this coin). Cf. Noe 458 and SNG ANS 347 (for prototype). A most deceiving contemporary plated didrachm, imitating a rare and artistic type; carefully centered and most attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 58
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.50 g, 2 h), signed by Poly.... Head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath; on neck truncations, ΠOΛY; behind neck, Σ. Rev. ΜΕTA Barley ear with leaf to left; to left, ivy leaf. HN III 1532. Noe 466 (same dies). SNG Ashmolean 738 (same dies). Of particularly fine style, nicely toned. On cheek, graffito Φ, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Lot 59
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.29 g, 1 h), c. 370s. Head of Demeter to left, wearing necklace and with her hair bound up with a broad fillet; above left, small ear of barley. Rev. ΜΕTAΠONTI Ear of barley; to right, vine branch with grape cluster. HN III 1525. Noe 470 (same dies). SNG Lockett 395 (same dies). A particularly scarce variety, nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
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