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Nomos 8

22 October 2013
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Lot 19

LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22mm, 7.87 g 11). Youthful head of Dionysos to left, wearing a diadem adorned with a maeander pattern and upright ivy-leaves; below, ΣΠ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to right. HN III 1531. Noe 458. Rare. A coin of splendid style, very well centered and struck on a broad flan. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.

From the B. in B. Collection, ex Bank Leu 33, 3 May 1983, 202.

The head of the young Dionysos here is of great elegance and freshness, lacking any sign of the drunkenness that so often accompanies the god: without the diadem that so clearly identifies him he might well be Apollo. This piece is one of the finest examples of this type known.

Online bidding closes: 22 Oct 2013, 00:00:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 11 Aug 2022, 16:10:43 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:28000 CHF

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