LUCANIA. Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Nomos (Silver, 27.5 mm, 8.24 g, 12 h). ΜV (retrograde) Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, his head turned back to right; in field above, ethnic; all within a border of dots. Rev. Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse. HN III 1729. SNG ANS 817. SNG Copenhagen 1390. SNG Munich 1157. Sharply struck with lovely iridescent toning in the fields. About extremely fine.
Selections from an Important American Collection. From the collection of the late Professor Murray Gell-Mann, Nobel laureate in Physics (1969), Numismatic Fine Arts XXV, 29 November 1990, 8 and ex Aufhäuser 4, 7 October 1987, 1.
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