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Barley

(3 coins)

54553 Order
Italy, Lucania, Metapontum
AR Obol, 0.43g. 8mm. c.540-510 B.C. No legend. Barley ear. Rev. Barley ear incuse. Noe 60ff. HN I, 1469. Lovely dark patina and rare in this quality.

Ex: Schenk-Behrens, Essen, Auction 67, 1994, lot 20. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $1,000.00


53906 Order
Sicily, Leontini
AR Didrachm, 8.69g. 22mm. c.475-470 B.C. Nude horseman holding goad and reins riding to right. Rev. Lion's head with open mouth and protruding tongue to right; four barley corns and ethnic inscription around. Rizzo, pl. 22,11(obv. die). SNG ANS 207(obv. die). Boehringer, Leontini, 11-13. Rare in this quality with lovely old toning and an unusually good strike.

Ex: Hubert Lanz, Munich, Auction 92, 1999, lot 143. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $7,500.00


54659 Order
Rome- hand/barley corn, sickle series
Cast AE Quadrans, 80.60g. 43mm. c.240 B.C. Open hand; three pellets to left; sickle to right. Rev. Two barley-corns; three pellets between. CR 25/7. T/V 39. Vecchi 51. Brown patina and of exceptional quality

Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 9, 1996, lot 458. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $2,500.00

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