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2 January 2022
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Lot 31
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
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LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.93 g, 7 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; below chin, ΔΩPI. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, rake; below leaf, ΑΔ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C, 5.4 (same dies). SNG ANS 452 (same obverse die). Nicely struck. Traces of die rust, corrosion and a die break over the ethnic on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.



The axis 7 tells us that the person who minted this coin held the reverse die with his left hand and used the hammer with his right hand. So he was definitely right-handed like most of us.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
02 Jan 2022 14:15:30 CET
Current Date & Time:
19 Jan 2022 08:48:37 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
600 CHF by MailBidder9963 (Bids: 11)

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Lot 31
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.93 g, 7 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; below chin, ΔΩPI. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, rake; below leaf, ΑΔ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C, 5.4 (same dies). SNG ANS 452 (same obverse die). Nicely struck. Traces of die rust, corrosion and a die break over the ethnic on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Lot 32
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19.5 mm, 7.92 g, 9 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, fork or rake; below leaf, ΔΑ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C 5.7 (same dies). An attractively toned example. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Lot 33
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.90 g, 3 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, fork or rake; below leaf, [Δ]Α. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C, 5.12 = SNG ANS 453 (same dies). Striking weakness on the high points, and obverse struck slightly off centre, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
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