Bruttium, Kaulonia. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Nomos (31 mm, 6.63 g). Obv. Apollo advancing right, holding branch aloft in right hand, left arm extended, upon which a small daimon, holding branch in each hand, runs right; KAVΛ to left; to right, stag standing right, head reverted. Rev. Incuse of obverse, but daimon in outline and no ethnic. Noe, Caulonia Group A, 1 (same dies). Rare. Cracked in three parts, otherwise, very fine/fine Purchased from Auctiones gmbh March 2021 I do not believe in, or at least think it wise, to alter ancient coins. 98% of the time it is to the detriment of both the appearance of the coin and desirability. Heck, I was so excited about it that I sent it to David Sear... and received his thumbs up: Despite having it in a capsule, every now and then it would get moved and then slip out of shape. The tiny crystallized pieces of metals grinding against each other, just made me cringe. Add to that the fact that, at this point, the pieces still fit together (other than the poor left looking stag head, which was gone when I purchased the beauty) and it is obviously less likely to break further if repaired... So I decided to do something about it. I'm surprisingly pleased. I was very worried about how it would turn out. And it's pleasurable. In hand I feel like I can enjoy the coin more and it's artistry... instead of its parts. Anybody else made the decision to repair a coin? How were your results? Thoughts and other Magna Graecia coins are appreciated.