Greek Silver & Bronze
Lot 3453 Greek Silver & Bronze
ITALY, Campania, Hyria, (c.405-400 B.C.), silver stater, (7.31 grams), obv. head of helmeted Athena to left, crested helmet, with owl and wreath on helmet, rev. man-headed bull to right, above [Y]DINA retrograde, (cf.S.294 [ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£200], Rutter 39 [obv. die 26, rev. die 33]). Good fine/fine, very rare.
This and the next six lots come from a major recent find. Rutter in his 1979 exhaustive study of this mint knew of only 414 examples of this mint in all of the public and the published private collections. Almost all examples known from this mint are worn coins. Only four examples are known from this die combination and two of these are in the Naples Museum collection.
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ITALY, Campania, Hyria, (c.405-400 B.C.), silver stater, (7.31 grams), obv. head of helmeted Athena to ...