Greek Italy. Etruria, Populonia. AR Didrachm of 10 Units, c. 425-400 BC. D/ Head of Metus facing, hair bound with diadem; below, X. Dotted border. R/ Blank. Vecchi EC I, 8.6 (O1); HN Italy 117; HGC 92. g. 7.37 mm. 22.00 RR. Very rare. An outstanding example, sharply struck from a masterly engraved and fresh die. Superb and prettily toned. About EF.
From the collection of a British Connoisseur, part II.