Of wonderful early Hellenistic style
Lot 14
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.59 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin springing right on the bowl; above vizor, Δ . Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; on right foreleg, Y; above, pentagram and Φ-Ι. HN Italy 1306. SNG ANS 1374 (same dies). SNG Ashmolean 1327 and 1329 (same dies). Williams 439 (O217/R309). A sharply struck and beautifully toned example of wonderful early Hellenistic style. Minor edge crack and with very light die rust on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.

From an old Swiss collection, started in the 19th century.
5000 CHF
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