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Etruria, Populonia AR Unit. Late 4th century BC. Wheel with long crossbar, central pin supported by two struts / Blank. EC I, 19.2 (O1); HN Italy 126; SNG Firenze 79-80. 0.75g, 11mm.

Very Fine. Extremely Rare; one of fewer than ten known examples.

From the collection of a Swiss Etruscologist, and outside of Italy prior to December 1992.

The cartwheel is of archaic style and is found supporting two-seated bigas in sarcophagus reliefs from Bologna and Vulci. The same wheel is also employed on the reverses of the didrachms of Vulci (see lots 86-7) and on some of the cast coinage of the Chiana Valley, but as they are on different weight standards and come from other find areas they are probably not directly connected.

Lot 10: Etruria, Populonia AR Unit.

Estimate: £2,250.00

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