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Nomos 8 22 October 2013
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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Lot 20
Estimate: 3500 CHF
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.56 g 3). Head of Demeter to right, wearing a pendant earring and a simple necklace, with her hair bound in a sakkos. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to left; below leaf, ΛΥ. HN III 1536b. Noe 448. Nicely toned and with a lovely head of Demeter. Extremely fine.


From the B. in B. Collection, ex Bank Leu 33, 3 May 1983, 201.

Whether the head on this coin is really that of Demeter is uncertain: there are no grain ears or leaves in her hair as one would expect, and the use of a simple sakkos as a hair ornament is what one would expect to see on a nymph.
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Online bidding closes: 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time: 23 May 2019 01:18:42 CET
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF

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Lot 20
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.56 g 3). Head of Demeter to r ...
Lot 21
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.73 g 11). Bearded head of Leu ...
Lot 22
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Current Bid: No Bids
LUCANIA, Metapontum. c. 340-330 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 7.94 g 7). Bearded head of Leukipp ...