Estimate: 600 CHF
Price realized: 3000 CHF
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.55 g, 5 h), from the Kleudoros Group. Head of Athena to left, wearing Phrygian helmet decorated with centauress on bowl and scroll on neck guard; behind neck guard, monogram of ΚΛΕΥ. Rev. YEΛΗΤΩΝ Lion standing left with right foreleg raised; above, Φ; below, monogram of ΚΛΕΥ. HN III 1291. Williams 311b (O170/R232+, this coin). SNG Ashmolean 1249 (same obverse die). Nice old toning, and with a pedigree going back to 1903. Some old scratches around the design on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
From the collection of W. Belser, Zürich, prior to 1965, and that of his son, acquired in the early 1970s, from the collection of Conte A. Magnaguti I, Santamaria 12 October 1949, 223, ex J. Schulman 7 June 1937, 53, J. Schulman 8 June 1931, 28, and the collection of H. Gutekunst, Hirsch XXXI, 6 May 1912, 88, ex Hirsch VIII, 18 May 1903, 816.