Populonia. 3rd century BC. Sembella or 1/4 obol (?) (Silver, 6 mm, 0.15 g). Head of young Herakles (Hercle) to left; around, border of pellets. Rev. Blank. Apparently hitherto unpublished and unknown, but cf. Vecchi EC I, p. 287, 126 (as or obol) for the general series. Of great rarity, at present unique. Clear and with a dark patina as found. About extremely fine.
From the collection of a German who enjoyed buying multiple lots of unidentified coins in Munich during the 1990s.We would like to thank Italo Vecchi for his advice about this coin; he will be publishing it in EC I Supplement, forthcoming in 2021.
|Price realized||1'900 CHF|
|Starting price||1'000 CHF|