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17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 31
Estimate: 2200 CHF
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LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.85 g, 8 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing a barley wreath, a pendant earring and a simple necklace. Rev. ΜΕ - ΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to left, caduceus and ΛΥ. Basel 154. Gulbenkian 79. HN III 1556. Johnston A1.8. Rare. Nicely toned and of fine late Classical style. Some striking flatness and marks, otherwise, extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection formed prior to 2005.
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Lot 31
Estimate: 2200 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.85 g, 8 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing a barley wreath, a pendant earring and a simple necklace. Rev. ΜΕ - ΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to left, caduceus and ΛΥ. Basel 154. Gulbenkian 79. HN III 1556. Johnston A1.8. Rare. Nicely toned and of fine late Classical style. Some striking flatness and marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Lot 32
Estimate: 950 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. 325-275 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.34 g, 6 h), Sa.... Head of Apollo Karneios to left, horn of Ammon around his ear; below chin, [Σ]Α. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; on leaf, owl standing right with grasshopper; below right, Π. HN Italy 1601. Johnston F7.2 = de Luynes 514 (same dies). A lovely coin of remarkably fine and delicate late Classical, early Hellenistic style. Bright and well-struck. Minor die wear, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Lot 33
Estimate: 1250 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.74 g, 9 h), Ap... and Atha... Head of Demeter facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earrings, and necklace; lower right, tiny AΠ. Rev. META Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, bucranium; below leaf, AΘA. HN III 1584. Johnston Class C, 2.6. Very attractively toned and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
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