Greek Italy. Etruria, Populonia. AR 5-Asses, 3rd century BC. D/ Owl with closed wings, standing left; in left field, V. Dotted border. R/ Blank. Vecchi EC I, 94 (unrecorded die); HN Italy 225; Sambon 32. g. 1.77 mm. 11.50 RRR. Extremely rare, apparently only the sixth known example, and one of just four in private hands. In superb condition for the issue and prettily toned, with dark spots. About EF.
From the collection of a British Connoisseur, part II.