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Lot 54
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 520-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 27mm, 7.86 g 12). META Ear of barley with eight grains; around, border of dots within two concentric linear circles. Rev. Ear of barley with eight grains, all incuse; rayed border. Jameson 260. Noe 75. A nicely toned example. Very fine.


Privately acquired from Schweizerischer Bankverein on 17 March 1977.

The curious incuse technique used on a number of the archaic and early classical coinages of Magna Graecia has been plausibly connected to the theories of Pythagoras; in fact it has been suggested that he was responsible for their design. In any case, the design of the coins, especially their borders, is close to contemporary gem cutting (Pythagoras’ father Mnesarchus was a gem engraver).

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Closing Date & Time: 20 Nov 2016 15:27:00 CEST
Current Date & Time: 19 Sep 2017 20:50:23 CEST
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF by MailBidder5826 (Bids: 6)

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Lot 54
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 520-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 27mm, 7.86 g 12). META Ear of barley with eight grains; around, border of dots within tw ...

Lot 55
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 440-430 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.45 g 0). Ear of barley with four grains; uncertain symbol (ant?) to right. Rev.< ...

Lot 56
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Distater (Silver, 26mm, 15.95 g 4). Head of Athena to left, wearing helmet adorned, on the bowl, with Skyl ...