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Obolos 21

2 January 2022
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Lot 31

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.

Online bidding closes: 2 Jan 2022, 14:15:30 CET Current Date & Time: 8 Aug 2022, 00:18:41 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:600 CHF by MailBidder9963 (11 bids)
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