Nomos
Nomos, Auction 20

Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Modern Coins

Fr, 10.07.2020, from 04:00 PM CEST
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Description

Lucania
Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 7.87 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrate Da.... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, rake with a long handle and curved tines; below leaf, ΔΑ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C, 5.6 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 391 (same dies). Sharply struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection, formed prior to 2005.The rake symbol on the reverse of this coin, with its long, curved, tines, is clearly designed for gathering hay.

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Price realized 750 CHF
Starting price 640 CHF
Estimate 800 CHF
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