E-Auction 30 Lot 12

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E-Auction 30 Lot 12

LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 540-525 B.C. AR stater. 8.17 gm. 30 mm. Noe Class III. A wheat ear; MET to right; border of dots between lines / Same design, incuse and inverted; border of radial lines. Noe Class III, 55. HN Italy 1467. SNG ANS 185. Near Extremely Fine; choice old cabinet toning; struck in high relief on a broad flan. A particularly lovely example.

Ex Manhattan Sale I (Freeman & Sear, 5 January 2010) lot 13.

Ex W.B. & R.E. Montgomery Collection.

This is a beautiful example of an important type. The Greek cities of southern Italy in the sixth and early fifth centuries BC developed the process used to make the high relief/ incuse pattern in this remarkable coin. The method involved precise flan preparation and die alignment.

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