Sicily, Himera, Æ Hemilitron (12.49g, 23mm), struck circa 430-420 BC. Obverse: Gorgoneion, the head of Gorgon, facing forward. Reverse: Six pellets at centre to mark the value. Seaby-1105; Calciati vol I, Himera-24; HGC 2, 472. Attractive dark brown patina, well centred on obverse with no encrustation or corrosion; scarce type and even scarcer in grade. Likely some smoothing in the past, typically seen on bronzes; otherwise likely one of the finest known. In recent times, one other sold by Roma Numismatics Ltd. Hammered for 440 GBP (approx. AU$1000 with buyer’s premium). Good Very Fine or better.